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One VERY ugly bird....and dumb too!!

 
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Jan 15, 2010 13:26 |  #1

I can't verify how dumb this guy is but I have heard that turkeys are about as dumb as they come in the animal kingdom. This is just heresay, so please correct me if I am wrong.

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Jan 15, 2010 13:31 |  #2

really nice head shot of the old gobbler




  
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Jan 15, 2010 13:44 |  #3

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Jan 15, 2010 15:32 |  #4

Lots of color. I don't know, but I have heard they were very smart. Guess it depends on who evaluates them.:lol:


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Jan 15, 2010 16:22 |  #5

ugly and beautiful at the same time!
I've heard they are really smart and the "so dumb they look up and drown in the rain" thing is an old wives tale.

A google of "dumb turkey" came up with this (among other articles).
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Jan 15, 2010 16:40 |  #6
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wild turkeys are highly evolved pack animals. They are very difficult to hunt due to the fact that they change habitat patterns frequently and they use sentries to alert the group if danger is near. Domestic turkeys on the other hand are bred for larger breast and thy meat verse survival instincts rendering them genetically inferior to there wild cousins. Wild turkeys get a bad rap from there banjo wielding cousins.




  
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Jan 15, 2010 17:16 |  #7

Now what did I do with that packet of stuffing :lol:


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Jan 15, 2010 18:49 |  #8

Nice pic, well he was smart enough to get his pic taken for free :)




  
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Jan 15, 2010 19:19 |  #9

not an egret type beauty But posesss a certain charm. We hear them more than see them here.
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Jan 15, 2010 22:09 |  #10

Great detail and colours. It's a little tight for me. I would like more room specially on the left and top.
I have never been able to anywhere this close to them. Is this a captive wild turkey?
Very nice shot.
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Jan 15, 2010 22:11 |  #11

Excellent shot...lovely color.


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Jan 15, 2010 22:19 |  #12

jic2 wrote in post #9400994 (external link)
wild turkeys are highly evolved pack animals. They are very difficult to hunt due to the fact that they change habitat patterns frequently and they use sentries to alert the group if danger is near. Domestic turkeys on the other hand are bred for larger breast and thy meat verse survival instincts rendering them genetically inferior to there wild cousins. Wild turkeys get a bad rap from there banjo wielding cousins.

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Jan 15, 2010 23:22 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #13

Very nice pic of an old gobbler. As mentioned, domestic turkeys aren't too bright (that is why they end up in the grocery store), but wild turkeys on the other hand, are extremely intelligent birds.


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Jan 26, 2010 14:04 |  #14

Canonada wrote in post #9402671 (external link)
Great detail and colours. It's a little tight for me. I would like more room specially on the left and top.
I have never been able to anywhere this close to them. Is this a captive wild turkey?
Very nice shot.
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Yes - it was a farm raised turkey in Cuba.


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Jan 26, 2010 14:05 as a reply to  @ philmar's post |  #15

A question to all you turkey hunters.
How dry do the wild ones taste? I imagine they'd have even less fat than their factory farmed domestic cousins.


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