"Old Crow," on the left, with his son "Muhammed"
My turkey flock in Nov. 2012 -- "Nikki" the Narragansett hen, "Kimmie" the Black hen, Bourbon Red x Narragansett young hen, and "IBM" the big Blue Slate tom
Turkey eggs take 28 days to hatch. Treat them like chicken eggs. Baby turkeys are called poults and adult females are hens. In the US males are referred to as toms, but in Britain they are often called stags.
The fleshy appendage that hangs down over a male turkey's beak is called a "snood."
Here is the ALBC Heritage Turkey Census. Please fill it out if you haven't yet done so.
The results of the 1999 SPPA rare turkey census.
If you're interested in the rare breeds of turkeys, go to the Rare Heritage Turkeys mailing list.
The American Livestock Breed Conservancy has published a book on conserving rare turkeys!
Here's the page for the Turkey Club UK
Here's an SPPA article on Keeping Turkeys.
"Jiylda" the Narragansett hen, the world's most beautiful turkey
Gemma with Slate Blue poults
Another use for turkeys . . . but remember . . . they grow up!
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall
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