A turkey .... a pea ....or a turkpea ???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Dany12, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa! It looks like a turkey emu!!! So cute!

    I don't have much experience with peafowl... it does kind of resemble a turkey but... not entirely. It has no caruncles (even hens have them), no dewlap and no snood. Eyes are kind of big, ears are kind of small and the beak is a little bit more pointed than a turkey's. The feathers kind of look turkey-ish... though it looks like its molting. What a neat bird you have there!

    Did it just wander in or where did it come from?

    Have you posted these pictures anywhere else in the forum? Maybe someone in the peafowl section would know??
     
  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird is not mine!
    Susane (Northern CA) bought as a peacock from a peacock breeder who has no turkeys! ..... All this things ... it's a mystery!
    I know .... no caruncles , .... no dewlap and no snood.
    The color totally blue it's unusual .... they use to be ping/red !
    and with bristles!

    It would be nice to do a test .... move it away from its "brothers" and if the calls are like that sound record ..... it's a turkey!
    http://www.xeno-canto.org/144482
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Does she have guineas?

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  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know !
    But hybrid Peacock X guinea are different :

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ask if she has guineas. I house turkey hens with mature peacocks, have seen them mate and none of their eggs were fertile.

    -Kathy
     
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    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look on the chest there already has green feathers .... as youth peahen !
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think it's 100% peahen with some type of mite or lice problem.

    -Kathy
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    ......or malnutrition
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Lol, or that.

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