May I suggest "Lap Turkey " = those birds that want to be held or snuggled.
We need terms for the other degrees of friendliness. I currently only have Lap Turkeys. So you guys need to chime in here.
I do not have any "Lap Turkeys"
Ethel is an "old Biddy" She will stand next to me and talk my ear off.
She tolerates holding.
JJ is a "submissive" he is not as friendly as Ethel, does not cock his head and talk to me like she does. But tolerates being held. but finds it lack dignity.
Sidekick is an "aloof" He will be near me, does not allow me to touch him, but will accept snacks and treats.
The rest our "hanger-on's" they stay close follow me and all but do not like being touched, or too close. everything has to be on their terms.
If you smoke him I suggest "Mrs Butterworth's" instead of brown sugar in the brine.. The half I smoked was so good done with it. Matter of fact, I was just watching the birds out there and thinking I might cull a tom just to smoke the whole thing soon. It was that good. (no humbleness here on that )
I am thinking of making split pea soup with rest today. It was so much like a good ham, it was unbelievable.
Yep, one of those guys is on the end of short stick.
I like tolerant turkey!
My DW and I are always wishing we knew what Ethel was talking about, She goes on and on and cocks here head and gives us the eye the whole time she is talking, It is so funny, hence the term "old Biddy"..
I really like tolerant.
I posted the picture of my turkey on Porters FB page. Kevin Porter himself answered me! He says it is a Rust Lavender and not a Lilac. He does not have a picture of one of them and asked if he could use my picture on his site! I am so honored by that. Now I need to run the calculator to determine the guys fate.