Stupid question from first time turkey owner.....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Moonwalker, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    Ok, I see pics of some turkeys with their big fan tails and some pics have the tails down and the wild turkeys I see have tails down. My question is: Do some breeds have the fan tails and others not or do they just do that when displaying and all of them can look like that? Do they just take the pics then so they look fancy in the catalogs?
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    they fan their tails an strutt.they do that during breeding or just to display for the hens.
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    All Tom will display (fan their feathers out). It does make them look better in the pictures if they are displaying, yes? They strutt for the females.

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