Current wait on Turkey eggs is approximately 5 weeks currently
Our current flock has one narragansett hen, and then the rest are Blue Slate. Due to this, there is a chance of hatching a narragansett color heritage turkey, as well as the majority being blue slate.
The Blue Slate turkey is a rare breed of turkey of the heritage turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. Past breeding is thought to be derived from the Spanish Black turkey of USA and the Norfolk Black in England. The Blue Slate turkey makes an excellent forager and backyard/farm turkey. They are capable of reproducing naturally and do go broody.
Our parent stock of blue slate turkeys on our farms produce 3 color patterns (blue splash, blue and black). The color pattern of the slate turkey breed is interesting to work with on a breeding level. Briefly, a splash slate bred to another splash slate will produce all splash slates (ash blue color with some small black dots), breeding the blue slate to blue slate will produce all three color patterns, blue slate splash, blue and black offspring. The blue to black generally produces offspring of blues and blacks with no splash slates. Black to black will produce generally all blacks.
American Poultry Association recognized Blue Slate turkey in 1874. ... Heritage Blue Slate turkeys' meat is flavorful, firm, and moist. One taste and you will never go back to a farm-raised bird again. A special treat for drumstick fans, the entire turkey meat is dark, even the breast meat.
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When ordering hatching eggs:
Eggs are sold straight run meaning we cannot guarantee the gender. Each chick has a 50/50 chance of being male or female.
We receive a 95% hatch rate on all of our hatching eggs here at the farm when we use our incubators. We cannot guarantee the hatch rate of shipped eggs because of postal handling as well as everyones individual hatching practices. Air cells and viability can be can be damaged during shipping.
Here is the hatching egg info from our site:
All of our orders are packed in specially made foam shippers and insured through USPS Priority Mail.
It is best to candle your eggs when they arrive to make sure they air cells are in tact after transport. If they are not in tact or are damaged then you can file a claim right away through USPS.
If you did not candle them upon arrival, and they don’t develop you can still try and file a claim. It’s up to the I post office on wether or not they will cover them.
Make sure you file your claim for “Hatching Eggs“ not just “Eggs”.
Here is the number to file a claim
How to File a Claim for Damaged Eggs
1. As soon as you open the box and see that they are damaged contact the post office. For some claims they need verification of damage. Make sure to take pictures of the candled eggs. Verification of damage has to be by a USPS employee. You can get this by driving to the post office and talking to the manager OR you can call them and have your mail carrier view it. This needs to be done ASAP. You cannot wait a week or a month.
2. Call 1-866-974-2733 and file a claim. They will give you a claim number. Write this down.
3. You will receive a form. Make sure to mark #11 (Animals).
4. Send in Proof of Value