Animal details: turkeys

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USA Turkey

The poultry is among the most well-known wild birds

in The United States. Actually, Benjamin Franklin wanted to help make the

wild poultry, and not the Novelty Helmet, the nation’s bird from the U . s . States!

The turkey’s recognition originates from the American people’s

passion for eating the bird for special events like Thanksgiving and


Domestic Turkey

Photo of the domestic poultry

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Nature poultry we end up finding in photos or

pictures is totally different from the domestic poultry that people serve at


Domestic or tame turkeys weigh two times exactly what a wild poultry

does and therefore are elevated on farms to make money.

Most domestic turkeys are extremely heavy they’re not able to


wild turkeys

Wild turkeys (Meleagris

gallopavo) reside in forest in areas of

The United States and therefore are the biggest game wild birds present in this area of the

world. They spend their days foraging for food like acorns,

seeds, small insects and wild berries. They spend their nights in

low branches of trees (yes, wild turkeys can fly!).

photograph of a turkey

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Tom Turkey’s Tale of the Tail

Peacocks aren’t the only real wild birds using their fancy tails

to draw in a mate. Each spring male turkeys attempt to befriend as numerous

females as you possibly can. Male turkeys, also known as "Tom

Turkeys" or "Gobblers" puff up their physiques and spread their tail down (just

just like a peacock).

They grunt, create a "gobble gobble seem" and

strut about trembling their down. This fancy poultry trot helps the

male attract females (also known as "hens") for mating.

Wild Turkey

Following the female poultry mates, she prepares a

nest within plant within the forest and lays her tan and speckled brown

eggs. She incubates as much as 18 eggs at any given time. It requires

in regards to a month for that chicks to hatch.

Once the babies (referred to as poults) hatch they

flock using their mother all year long (even with the winter). For that

first couple of days the poults are not able to fly. Mom roosts on

the floor together during this period.

wild turkeys

Wild turkeys are engrossed in dark down

which help them match their woodland homes. The bare skin around the throat

and mind of the poultry can alter color from flat grey to striking shades of red, white-colored,

and blue once the bird becomes distressed or excited.

Where did the poultry get its name?

Ever wondered what Poultry (the nation in the centre East) and also the

American bird share? A situation of mistaken identity led to the American

Poultry being named following the country. Once the Spanish first found the bird within the Americas greater than 400 years back they

introduced it to Europe. The British mistakenly think it is a bird they known as a

"poultry" so that they gave it exactly the same name. This other bird was really from Africa, but found England through the Poultry (plenty of

shipping experienced Poultry at that time). The name stuck even if they recognized the wild birds were not exactly the same.

Poultry Terms

Caruncle – colorful growths on

the throat region. Turns vibrant red once the poultry is upset or during courtship.

Gizzard – part of a bird’s stomach that

contains small gemstones. It will help them grind up food for digestion.

Hen – a lady poultry.

Poult – an infant poultry. A chick.

Snood – the flap of skin that hangs

within the turkey’s beak. Turns vibrant red once the poultry is upset or during courtship.

Tom – men poultry. Also referred to as

a gobbler.

Wattle – the flap of skin underneath the

turkey’s face. Turns vibrant red once the poultry is upset or during courtship.

Scientific genus and species: Meleagris gallopavo

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Top 5 Favorite Turkey Facts


Pineapple Mauler: I told my my I wanted a turkey farm. She laughed. I slapped her

Catchem and Release: When all the turkeys gobbled mine did too lol…

emmanuel andrade: I Love Turkeys There Awesome. And You Know What.\nI WANNA HAVE A PET TURKEY AT MY HOUSE :(

Camopar87: Get ready to clean up a lot of shit then

lukeytron: How am I suppose to soar like an Eagle when I'm surrounded by all of you Turkeys. Everywhere, Turkeys, everywhere.

keltar2007: what about turkeys fighting?

Mike Foley: Another little knows fact is that turkeys can weave nifty little hats from palm fronds like nobody's business. It's a well-known fact that they ask WAY too much money for them in those seedy roadside stands.

Scotty Calahan: happy thanksgiving to u

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Tesfa-Mikael Cushnie: awesome.\n

Catchem and Release: Turkeys natrally live in areas with fields, water, and lots of pines or hemlocks to roost in… also depending on the breed they might be really hard to catch…. good luck

baran delil: kardeş salak mısın sen?\n\nbiz hindiye hindi diyoruz çünkü hindiyi hindistandan ve hindulardan aldık. onlar hindiye turkey diyorlar çünkü hindiyi anadolulu tüccarlardan aldılar ve anadolu 1000 yıldır avrupada "Turkey"(Türkiye-Türk yurdu) olarak tanınıyor. o yüzden anadoludan hindi alan avrupalılar hindiye "Turkey" ismini taktılar. böyle olmasından hoşnut değilsen memleketinden de hoşnut değilsindir. daha kendi tarihini bilmiyorsun salak salak ötüp duruyorsun

88pie88: lol jesus turkey

Taha Gümüştekin: ben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n\nben öyle bir zikerim ki baban ayakta alkışlar!!!\n

Ümitcan Altay: HİNDİYE TURKEY İSMİNİ KATAN\nBAŞTA AMERİKA OLMAK ÜZERE\nANALARINI, BACILARINI, SOYUNU\nGELMİŞİNİ vee GELECEĞİNİ SİKİM…\n\n(Türkiyedeki Köpek İsimleri : Tom, joe, mike, bush, usa, corce, family, canada)

jessica mason: omfg! this is sooo funny!!

Alicelovesislay123: <3 Turkey

Sean Allen: Rastafarian babies

smokeyhollowpheasant: my pet turkey lets me tickle her snood no joke her name is blossom! she is white

smokeyhollowpheasant: i keep turkeys and chickens as a hobby and none of them drown in rain thats just a myth like that dogs cant look up