Strange turkey poult!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cara, May 5, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    I ordered some Bourbon Red turkey poults which arrived last week. I noticed one of them had a poof of feathers on one side of its chest, so picked it up to take a closer look thinking it may have an abcess. To my amazement, it has three functional wings! The extra wing is smaller and in front of the regular wing on one side. It hangs a bit, but the poult can stretch it out!
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    [​IMG] can you post a pic?
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    Sure, i'll try and get one tomorrow [​IMG]

    Some people find him creepy, I think he's a keeper [​IMG]
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    that is AWESOME!!!

    if its a tom i wonder if he'll try to strut with all three [​IMG]
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    It was pretty funny when I told my Dad. He's not an outdoorsy person by any stretch, and asked me how I knew how many wings it had, and how many was it supposed to have [​IMG] An even number at least would make sense, unless it had a dorsal wing [​IMG]
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    Cooooooool. Post some pics. [​IMG]
  7. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    gaines, michigan
    What causes a two week old turkey to just die?
  8. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:there are LOTS of reasons any animal can just up and die. Illness, lack of proper nutrition, injury, etc. There is no way to know if it didn't have any symptoms of something before it died.
  9. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2007
    Scenic Verbank, NY
    You may want to tell the place where you bought them. Good luck!

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