There has been and still is a lot of controversy on just what a Lilac turkey is supposed to look like. I have done some extensive research and found that the Italian investigator Taibel (1933) called this phenotype Lilac. The lilac turkey is bronze based and homozygous for the dominant slate mutation. Genotype of bb DD. A light slate colored body with a pale reddish tan tail and slate colored band ending in a creme or white tip. The red gene is not involved in this variety, the pale reddish tan tint in the tail is just the bronze gene expressing through the slate color. They will breed true.
Approx. Weights: Old tom 30 lbs. and old hen 15 lbs.