Hmm. Chicken genetics and turkey genetics have some similarities and differences. Chickens have a dominant white, but turkeys only have recessive white. And white doesn't really have anything to do with it anyway since slate is just diluted black. One slate gene on a black turkey gives you Blue Slate, two gives you the self blue. You knew that. smile

Oh, well. Maybe I'll get an explanation some other time. smile I just don't see how you can lose something when there's no selection for or against it.

Thanks for the reply, Monarch.

Jennifer