Ever seen a turkey like this?

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  1. Worzeth

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    Is this technically an albino turkey?

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    I vote domestic turkey

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    3rd vote, a turkey on the run.
     
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    The only problem with that is. I've got many pics of her with a flock of birds. This was just the best pic I had of her. Would wild birds take in a domesticated turkey?
     
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    That's a good question. Looking forward to the responses.
     
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    I had mallards that I raised take off and leave with wild mallards.
     
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    I have seen numerous very blond turkeys. A few years back I saw a completely white Tom a few times.
     
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    Good one
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    I don't see why not. It is still aTurkey innit? But I'm no leading authority on repatriotation of domestic fowl into the wild herd. Plus I haven't had coffee yet, plus I got plus one! I'm still geekin out on that one.


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    Looks like a Narragansett, not albino. It's either an escapee from a farm or a hen got into someone's turkey pen and got bred by a farm bird. I have a pair of toms in a pen that are 6 years old and I have hens and toms both come up to the pen every spring. It's not hard for tame turkeys to reintegrate if they can survive predators.
     
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    IMG_1646.JPG IMG_3235.JPG someone said they are "smoky gray" phase , the local flock had or has 2 running around. Haven't seen this one since the fox chased her. Awesome looking bird.
     
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    Welcome to the brotherhood of the spam
     
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    you have yourself a smokey grey there. its a rare one. I was after what they call a Red phase Eastern I have many cam pics of
     

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