"Jakers" The Wild Eastern Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SterlingAcres, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    HEY! I have those...just never knew the breed. They just kinda...showed up.
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I'll show you the buck I shot a few years ago... 150 yards, free standing, smoking a cigarette and singing. No, I wasn't drunk either

    lol Was the buck???​
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Any update ? is she still around
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:lol Was the buck???

    LOL No... he was just stupid.

    Haven't seen the hen again yet, but heard another gobble off in the woods. I'll keep an eye out for her.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Just an update on Jakers...

    He's officially a pet. DH informed me that we'll be spending Thanksgiving with his relatives (oh joy [​IMG] ) and Jake is just way too friendly. He's my little buddy now.
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    we had a pet tom turkey when I was a kid. Just wait till he starts looking for a girl.........my sister got chased thru the yard every year. [​IMG]
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Haha Shellie. I knew he would turn out to be your little buddy. They are just to sweet to eat. LOL And well, pretty much everything from our farm ends up being pretty friendly. I was sad to see him go, but happy to hear you're keeping him as a pet. [​IMG]

  8. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    The biggest of our six bronze broad brests, my 5 YO daughter named "Dinner",,lol,,, my little girl knows whats up.

    Here on the west side of the state,it is not uncommon to field dress buck and does @ 200 Lbs. or more, expensive shrubs and flowers must be loaded with carbs or steroids.
    Get a 2B tag and bring a slug gun if you want a meat hunt.
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Besides him being my little buddy, I told DH I'm not slaughtering a bird for his relatives. They aren't even worth all the work... [​IMG] Trust me, they're EVIL. In all seriousness.

    Hopefully you guys will have a hen available next year for Jakers. He looks mighty lonely. He's peering threw his cage with wondering eyes at my chickens. [​IMG] It took him a while to adjust, but he loves to be hand fed. Grapes and bread crusts are his favorites. [​IMG]
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    So, a few updates on Jakers. He's VERY friendly. Loves to follow me around inside the run. Wants constant attention and treats. At any rate, with the inlaws staying here, we've decided against attending the relatives Turkey Day dinner... but Jakers is still off the menu here. DH said he does not want to eat him. In fact, he wants to get him a girlfriend this spring!

    A face only parents could love. [​IMG] He's out playing in the rain today.

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