Turkey Pics--Puberty has hit the farm

ninjapoodles

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The Narris are almost exactly 4 months old today, and this is pretty much what we see every time we step out the door nowadays (note the hen on the right of the frame, steadily ignoring the display):



The hens are outnumbered two to one, so we also frequently see a scene like this, in which a whole pile of toms are following a hen, begging, pleading, and showing out...




...until she's finally had enough, and lets them know about it.




And, of course, we're getting a LOT of posing:






At our house, where there are turkeys, there's at least one cat. We suspect that the cats are hoping for a turkey to conveniently lose consciousness.


 

hinkjc

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OMG...those are great pics! I love the displaying toms..so gorgeous.
Are you getting a train wreck of gobbles too?

Jody
 

apbgv

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Oh my they are gorgeous:) Would love one:) Kinda looks like a pretty girl walking by a construction crew ha ha
 

hatchaholic

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Nice turkeys!! We got some Narris this year, too. We started out with 10, but lost 3. One had a deformed foot that turned all the way around backwards, so we had to put her down. Then my "wonderful" lab Daisy decided to have an early Thanksgiving dinner and ate 2.

Yours have such pretty tail feathers!! Unfortunately, we have 3 embden geese that like to eat our turkey feathers. None of them have tails. So sad...
 

ninjapoodles

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Quote:YES. Every sudden noise, every unusual sight, every treat, GOBBLEGOBBLEGOBBLE!


Oh my they are gorgeous:) Would love one:) Kinda looks like a pretty girl walking by a construction crew ha ha
It seriously does, doesn't it? What's funny is that they also seem to consider my husband worthy of their attentions--they LURVE HIM.


Nice turkeys!! We got some Narris this year, too. We started out with 10, but lost 3. One had a deformed foot that turned all the way around backwards, so we had to put her down. Then my "wonderful" lab Daisy decided to have an early Thanksgiving dinner and ate 2.

Yours have such pretty tail feathers!! Unfortunately, we have 3 embden geese that like to eat our turkey feathers. None of them have tails. So sad...

Well, ours only have one wing--we had to clip when they weren't coming inside at night.


We lost three, as well, though we started with fifteen. Two died in the first two weeks, and one hen, very mysteriously, at close to three months. We're still mystified by that one.

Those toms are awesome
Thanks! We really do enjoy them, though I will be glad to thin the numbers of the boys come Thanksgiving.
 

ricky bamboo

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wow they are beauties!
i really wwanted some colourful turkeys like these, but our hatchery only had the big breasted whites. they'll all look the same on the table though, i guess!
 

SterlingAcres

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Quote:LOL!
We've got a few neighbors with motorcycles that drive by several times a day. As soon as Jakers hears them, he's gobble gobble gobbling back to back. It's hilarious...
 

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