Lets debate the white turkey.

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Siman/OH, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    A very interesting topic in my opinion. We talk about the purity of albino deer on here alot, the rarity of melanistics and how common piebalds are. From what i understand this all has to do with the amount of melanin the deer has in its body/fur.

    Lets switch gears to turkey. Every year i see a whole bunch of different colored turkeys posted on the inter-webs. All white. Grey. White and black. Brown. Brown and white. Are these turkeys albino? Simply just loose farm turkeys and the breeding that occurred afterwards? A rare color phase?

    Also, what do i call these turkeys? Smoke phase? Narraganset?

    And lastly...who knows the location of one and will let me hunt it? :moose:
     
  2. brazel_dazel

    brazel_dazel Weekend Warrior

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    A lot of the birds which have a little white in them are hybrids from domesticated turkeys. In my home state I can actually harvest one of these "partially white" birds and do not need to check my tag, because it is not technicall a wild bird. Kind of interesting I think.
     
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    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    Very interesting.

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    coheley665 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My thoughts exactly:lol:, we have them around but never on the properties I can hunt. Its one of my goals to harvest a color phase bird
     
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    Muzzy Man Grizzled Veteran

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    Go to www.Bateshouseofturkey.com :bow:

    Oh I slay me!!!!
     

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