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Name Of Turkey

Name Turkey
Male Name tom
Femle Name hen
Kids/Baby Name poult
Group Name rafter
More About Turkey

  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
  • The male turkey is called a tom.
  • The female turkey is called a hen.
  • The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.
  • Turkeys' heads change colors when they become excited.
  • Turkeys can see movement almost a hundred yards away.
  • Turkeys lived almost ten million years ago.
  • Turkey feathers were used by Native Americans to stabilize arrows.
  • Baby turkeys are called poults and are tan and brown.
  • Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks and are larger than chicken eggs.
  • It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.
  • A 16 week old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster and a yearling is a year old. Any turkey 15 months or older is called mature.
  • Turkeys don't really have ears like ours, but they have very good hearing.
  • Turkeys can see in color.
  • A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
  • Turkeys do not see well at night.
  • A domesticated male turkey can reach a weight of 30 pounds within 18 weeks after hatching.
  • Turkeys are related to pheasants.
  • Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
  • Turkeys have heart attacks.
  • Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
  • Turkeys have been bred to have white feathers. White feathers have no spots under the skin when plucked.
  • Most turkey feathers are composted.
  • Turkey skins are tanned and used to make cowboy boots and belts.
  • Turkeys have a long, red, fleshy area called a snood that grows from the forehead over the bill.
  • The fleshy growth under a turkey's throat is called a wattle.
  • Turkey eggs hatch in 28 days.

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