interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 9:29 am

Been here the last few days

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Last edited by ToddW on Fri May 03, 2013 11:35 am, edited 3 times in total.

Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 10:34 am

looks like a wild one got crossed with a domestic???

Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 10:35 am

You doubled up your image tags.

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Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 10:47 am

Depending on the lighting levels in your pic, you may have a domesticated turkey on the loose. Appears close in color / pattern to a Bourbon Red:

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Or, as Dale suggested, a wild-domesticated crossed bird.

Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 11:03 am

the image is right on to the real color.
When I first saw it, it was from behind.

Looked like a yellow lab with white hind flanks until it turned around!

A warm tan color in feathers, may be a cross like Dale said

Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Fri May 03, 2013 11:38 am

Irregardless, as long as she doesn't get spooked, you'll have a regular visitor at the feeder. :wink:

Re: interesting hen turkey at my bird feeder

Tue May 28, 2013 8:12 pm

I found out this is a red phase of the wild turkey. not as rare as albino but still pretty scarce because they stick out like sore thumb to predators. She's still around my feeders, with a jake male thats normal turkey colors