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Turkey's personality

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This is our midget white turkey at 8 weeks. He's big enough that we decided to let him roam the yard with our geese and ducks several times a day so now he follows me every where. I was worried that he might run off or that I might not be able to catch him but he's developing such a personality and likes to "do" whatever I'm doing. We've developed a little game of catching grasshoppers out of the tomato bed where I whack on the tomato vines with a stick making the grasshoppers jump or fall, and then he runs after them.  It is so fun to watch him hunting them down but really hard to take a photo of him.

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Barred rocks, red sex link, silver wyandotte, white leghorns, mottled cochin banty, silkie, blue swedish and khaki campbell ducks, meat rabbits, white holland turkeys, turtles, cats, and as much garden space as one can cram into a small urban yard half given over to the chickens

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Barred rocks, red sex link, silver wyandotte, white leghorns, mottled cochin banty, silkie, blue swedish and khaki campbell ducks, meat rabbits, white holland turkeys, turtles, cats, and as much garden space as one can cram into a small urban yard half given over to the chickens

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All of my toms follow me everywhere. The hens are not as buggy or pesty.

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The personality of my broadbreasted bronze is great, extremely friendly, which bothers me since I got them as dinner.  My Royal Palm crosses are very aloof and fearful.  Maybe in the future I can find a breed with both qualities.

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The turkey "picked" you. Which means everything you do he'll be curious about, and also you
can house train him, and put him on a harness and leash and walk him like a dog.

But I'm so excited! You have a critically endangered turkey! Or so I've read from the (ALBC) American Livestock Breeds Conservency
they breed rare and endangered animals. (if I'm mistaken please correct me but I highly doubt)

Sincerely,
Jackie

(if you have a question for me send me a PM because I don't respond to threads sorry. I LOVE TURKEYS!)
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(if you have a question for me send me a PM because I don't respond to threads sorry. I LOVE TURKEYS!)
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