Tom trill

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Eckielady, May 23, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    345
    67
    86
    Feb 12, 2017
    East Tennessee
    What does it mean when a tom turkey trills at you?

    I've been trying to find info on the different sounds and colors of the turkeys but I'm really having a hard time finding it.

    Any info on the red/white/blue of the tom neck also?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,201
    532
    216
    Jun 10, 2013
    Trilling could be a couple things.
    1. If he's agitated it's a challenge and wants to fight.
    2. Could be excitement. I have one that's trills like crazy when I am feeding or watering.

    Head colors.
    Red. Agitated, mad, showing dominence.

    White. Submissive or contented.

    Blue. Ready to mate.

    For the most part these colors are what I've noticed from my toms.
     
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    345
    67
    86
    Feb 12, 2017
    East Tennessee
    Well then what in the heck does it mean when he is all three colors??
     
  4. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    345
    67
    86
    Feb 12, 2017
    East Tennessee
    Forgot the pic
     

    Attached Files:

  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

    18,312
    7,200
    516
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Tripling is almost always aggression and it means the turkey wants to fight.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by