Elmer, wild eastern tom, being silly

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hinkjc, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I heard my wild eastern tom knocking on the sliding glass doors to our basement yesterday, so I snapped some pics of him and noticed he was pecking at the tom in the reflection. LOL What a goof!

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    Jody
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Pretty bird, Jody!
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    he's not looking at himself, he's looking for me. wild turkeys HATE me.


    he is beautiful!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He is so funny, but not nasty at all. He's going on 4 yrs old and quite the gentleman. He tends to avoid us during breeding season. Now that it's getting cold out, he spends more time closer to us and the house. When he sees me come outside, he comes running down from the pumpkin patch like the road runner and does a silly dance, running in circles and flapping his wings, to beg for treats before bed. I have to get that on video! It's so adorable seeing this big bird do his "give me treats dance".

    Jody
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Silly bird! I like turkeys, I want one, or two, or three. However DH says no. [​IMG]
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    He's a beautiful bird.
    I love my turkeys. They are soooooo silly. But they have the best personalities.
     
  8. ivan3

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    Our two toms were out doing the `happy' dance this morning (squatting, chasing each other flying up and running `round). It was warmer this morning and they enjoy the sun. What I find interesting is that pecking order seems to disappear when they're doing this with the alpha Slate allowing his subordinate to chase him with just as much enthusiam as the other-way-around.

    Thanks for posting those shots (nice guy!).
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, that happy dance is pretty cool. I have a pen of about 10 young hens and they do it every day too. It's so neat when a large group does it. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He is gorgeous!
     

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