My eastern turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pspitler81, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. pspitler81

    pspitler81 Just Hatched

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    Anyone have a clue why my turkey attacks anything red
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Turkeys use three colors for visual communication between them. They change their head colors based on their mood and emotional state, red, blue, white, and various combinations between them, so those three colors will excite turkeys and often get some sort of reaction out of them.

    Red usually means a turkey is getting excited or aggressive, so I would avoid wearing red. We watch a show once called when turkeys attack, almost all the people being attacked wore the same shade of blue, which I found interesting, so blue will get a reaction too.
     

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