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Homegrown Fair Submission: Blue Slate Turkeys

We just started raising turkeys this year. We chose Blue Slates because they are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Watch List. We started with three which all ended up being hens. We were hoping to breed them next year so we could have more turkeys, but it wasn't looking like that was going to happen. Then we ran into a friend who just so happened to have a tom that she wasn't too fond of. We traded one of our hens for her tom, so now we have a breeding pair plus one extra hen for this Thanksgiving. 

 

Here is a photo of our turkeys when they were poults and thought that one of our dogs was their mom. 

 

Here a video of our three hens and their shenanigans before we got the tom:

 

And here's our new lovely tom who we have named Hank the Tank. 

 

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