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Occellated Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chickndaddy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I just wanted to be able to show you all how beautiful these birds are.

    Occellated Turkey from Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocellated_turkey

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    This bird was so funny. She followed us all around the avairy. These pictures were taken at the Dallas Zoo. I will upload some more pictures later. Might even start a new thread. But isn't it pretty. I thought it was a hen, but after reading the wiki info I'm not sure. It could have been a tom.

    Does anyone have these beautiful birds?
     
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  2. ricklo

    ricklo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a Peafowl/Turkey Cross !?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh wow. Weird... but cool.
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    They are difficult to obtain for private aviaries. It is also my understanding they do not do well unless kept in groups. Certainly a beautiful bird, they are tropical and found in the Yucatan.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow, that is really a neat bird! It does look like it is a peafowl/turkey cross!
     
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are very few in private aviculture in North America. They seem to be more common in European aviaries and most of the stock here are out of European imports. Last list I saw them on had them priced $3500 to $5000 per pair.

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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow you would need to keep them in an iron cage, with some kind of time release lock like the banks have. $5000 for 2 birds??? That's just crazy!!
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Those are nifty!

    Looks like someone mixeda peacock with a turkey witha guinea fowl! [​IMG] LOL! I would have never expected that this is what occellated turkeys look like, i have heardof them a lot but never seen one! LOL!
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:inthe last picture I assume the one you are calling a she is a male (left in last picture) and that the one to its' right is the hen. Duller feathering on the hen makes me assume such [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    $3500 to $5000 per pair

    Well then. I'm glad I didn't have my heart set on getting any...lol They are beautiful though.

    The bird standing up I assumed was a hen until we walked the length of the aviary and I saw the smaller turkey laying down. Then I wasn't so sure. Neither of the birds were very large, but the one in all of the pictures was a bit bigger. Color wise they were both about the same. The way the sun was hitting the one laying down in that pic messed with the color. If the one standing up turned a certain way it lost the color as well. The wikipedia article mentioned the toms having a snood, which I did not see. I also didn't notice any spurs. I think I looked and didn't see any. I certainly can't tell in the pics or not...​
     

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