Tribute to @memphis and her Lapper turkeys

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Aug. 1, 2015 @memphis wrote

Hi. New/first time turkey owner. Been wanting turkeys for years but just kept putting it off. However, I've been living vicariously through your posts learning as much as possible. Monday I saw a young Blue Slate hen standing in a yard on a busy four lane road during morning rush hour. Did a u-turn through four lanes of traffic and caught her. Dressed for work and in pumps. Can't find anyone in the area missing her. No idea where she could have come from. I live in Memphis, not out in the country. So she's here, in a large covered chain link dog run. Added a lawn chair and we've been getting to know each other. My chickens are quite jealous! She's progressed from avoiding me to sitting on my lap. So that's how I got my first turkey! Just wanted to introduce myself....I'm sure I'll have tons of questions!

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Aug. 7, 2015 @memphis wrote

Yes Feistychick I'm keeping her! She's is sweet, easy going & too much fun for me not too! Thanks for the advise SS. From what I understand the Royal Palms can be flighty. I think I'm going Red Bourbon unless he's a flake. If these are jerk Jakes I'll pass. She needs a buddy!
Roasting pan? I was thinking Fryer! I do live in the south. LOL! No...they are not invited to dinner.

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Aug. 9, 2015 @memphis wrote

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Is this a hen or jake? It's supposed to be about a year old. The owner died. Her daughter, a friend of mine, gave him/her to me. She didn't know much about him/her. So we are not sure about its age. It has a cute little beard, but doesn't look like it has much of a snood or any spur development. But I'm not sure when a male develops those thing.

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Aug. 9, 2015 @memphis wrote

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Is this a hen or jake? It's supposed to be about a year old. The owner died. Her daughter, a friend of mine, gave him/her to me. She didn't know much about him/her. So we are not sure about its age. It has a cute little beard, but doesn't look like it has much of a snood or any spur development. But I'm not sure when a male develops those thing.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/a-century-of-turkey-talk-2000-2100.966414/post-15685084
Annie was a bearded Bourbon Red hen.
 

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