A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is such a pretty bird Memphis, and it sounds like she's got a nice personality too - I'm so glad you picked her up!
     
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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am thinking she is last years hatch making her over a year. Her head does not look old and she looks in good shape. A nice blue, now take a drive north and you can get her a blue Tom.

    I am just guessing on age, I can't believe someone has not put up ads or posters for her, she is a nice looking girl.
     
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  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    She sure is sweet. She decided she likes her head scratched. Wish I knew how old she is. Heck....wish I knew what she was doing standing along a busy road.
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    As tame as she is she was definitely hand raised as a poult. My guess is she either escaped & ended up way far from where she belongs or someone had her as a house turkey & suddenly realized they couldn't keep her & just turned her loose thinking she would go live in the wild.
     
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  5. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think my mystery turkey is a boy....we had some very definite gobbles today - and I'd swear the snood is finally growing a little. Maybe he was just gender-confused living with a bunch of chicken hens and no other turkeys lol. I saw his head turn bright red, white and blue too. All signs of a tom yes?
     
  6. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Sounds like you have a tom. [​IMG]
     
  7. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's somewhere around 17 weeks and I was getting pretty impatient to know, darn him :)
     
  8. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats! Now you can name him!
     
  9. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been calling him "turkey" since he was a poult - now to come up with a name.....any suggestions? I hadn't really thought of any manly names since he was looking so much like a hen up til now. Wouldn't want the poor guy to get tagged with anything I had come up with for the chicken hens :) I'll have to remember to give all the babies very generic names since it takes so long to know what they are.

    One of the littles (2 weeks) was running around puffed up and displaying today - so darn cute! Doesn't even have tail feathers to display, but the baby tufts were standing straight up :gig
     
  10. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    :) Too cute!

    My DH changed my turkey's name again.
    He has now been dubbed Big Bird.
     

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