Saturday, May 1, 2010

More new life!

Turkey babies! Our blue slate hen successfully hatched out
eight little poults this week. We have her cooped up in the barn for now.
It won't be long until they are out cruising the gardens foraging for insects.
The blue slate turkey is a nice variety for the small farm.
It is a heritage breed and is considered critically endangered.
This is the proud daddy.
He considers himself to be king of the barnyard.


6 comments:

Kelly or Alex said...

How sweet. We want to get some turkeys that will lay and set on their eggs and not grow too big. Your Tom is a beauty.
Kelly

kenleighacres said...

So cute! Why is the one a different color? I really like the coloring on the adults!

kenleighacres said...

So cute! Why is the one a different color? I really like the coloring on the adults!

Terri said...

I wondered that myself. I did a little research and read that when you breed 2 "blue" slates, you will sometimes get a black or white one in the mix.

katiegirl said...

I love them! I would love to get a few heritage breeds, but I couldn't afford them this year. I just got the regular old broad breasted bronze and whites! They won't be around long enough to hatch any babies...if you get my drift. ;-)

kenleighacres said...

I was wondering if that was the case. Fun!