Memphis it Is just weird, like looking at a jackalope for the first time. I bet you get use to it, If she was mine I would keep and breed her hoping for more breaded ladies.
I wrote this yesterday on the MN thread, but did not tell you guys. Two of the three wanderers are dead. I live on a piece of land that is like a peninsula into a federal wildlife refuge that permits hunting ( some refuge huh?) The land is land my family has owned for several generations. It was taken (stolen) from my Dad through imminent domain in 1970. I know to some of you that seems like a long time. To me it seems like yesterday. I really hate the refuge. I consider it stolen property. But I digress.
One of the young ones got separated from the other two, they must have went foraging without the loner. I went looking for them when I saw they were missing. I could not find them. I spent 2-3 hours looking for them. When my DW got home she went looking too. We found remains of one. It appears a "hunter" and I use the term loosely shot it. I have shot enough birds to know what it looks like after they were shot. There was the "puff" of feathers and the ripped grass behind the spot. I think it was a ground shot. The spot is about 5 feet onto my property. I had heard some shooting down there but did not pay attention as they shot there all the time.
I did not find the remains of the other one. I hope he chokes on his 1/2 pound turkeys! I am a hunter myself. I love to hunt. but so many are slob hunters around here and have n idea what they are shooting. He probably thought he was shooting a sharp tail grouse or maybe a mutant eastern turkey. I am PO'd about this turkeys die. I have no idea if I would have kept those two or not, but I would have liked the chance to decide for myself.
I should have used the blaze orange on them!
Off the soap box.
Here is picture of the one remaining. It is JJ and Ethels baby. I think it is a bronze, but not sure.