How can you tell an eastern Turkey?
Eastern wild turkeys can be differentiated from Rio Grande wild turkeys by the coloration of the tips of the tail feathers and the upper tail coverts (feathers of the lower back, covering the base of the tail feathers).
What is the difference between an Osceola and eastern Turkey?
In general, Osceola turkeys— named for the famous Seminole leader Osceola—are smaller and a bit darker than eastern turkeys, and have less white barring on the flight feathers of their wings. If you see one walking around, the wing patch will look pretty white on an eastern, whereas on an Osceola it’s darker.
What are the 5 types of turkeys?
The six types of wild turkeys are: Eastern wild turkey, Osceola wild turkey, Gould’s wild turkey, Merriam’s wild turkey, Rio Grande wild turkey, and the Ocellated wild turkey. All turkeys have a varied diet and seek out land that is a mixture of forest and open grassland.
Are there wild turkeys in UK?
Here in Britain the male is called a stag and the female a hen. Adult wild turkeys have long, reddish-yellow to grey-green legs, with feathers being blackish and dark, usually with a coppery sheen. Males have a large, featherless, reddish head and throat, with red wattles on the neck.
What states have Osceola turkeys?
Osceola turkeys are the gobblers native to central and southern Florida, mostly south of Orlando. There’s also an Osceola and Eastern turkey hybrid, and the Eastern wild turkey is also found in Northern Florida. The estimated number of Osceola turkeys in Florida is about 100,000.
What is a big eastern Turkey?
Eastern Turkey Subspecies Easterns are the heaviest of the turkey subspecies, with weights regularly exceeding 25 pounds. They also have the longest beards and loudest gobbles, and compete with Osceolas for the longest spurs and darkest feathers. Their tail fans are copper to bronze in color.
What’s the difference between a wild turkey and a domestic turkey?
“Wild turkey are smaller and have darker meat, richer, more intense flavor, and firmer texture than domestic turkey,” notes Exotic Meats USA. Wild turkeys have a lot less breast meat than regular turkeys because their breasts are designed to help them fly and they have no hormones or special feed.
What eats wild turkeys?
Wild turkeys are prey to a long list of predators including coyotes, bobcats, foxes, fisher, weasels, skunks, opossum, raccoons, snakes, hawks, owls, domestic dogs, and humans.