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  •  there's a local Tom who is probably one of the (3+ / 0-)
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    original brands reimpoorted, can't remember the name or his at the moment, grrrr..but a very similar look to the fella staring down the USPS van.

    He is about 8 or 9 and lives on a nearby farm and is brought out at food festivals and harvest fests and so forth.

    He is very friendly and visits with everybody who stops to admire him, and clucks and mutters and displays if you ask.

    He likes to be talked to and is very patient and seems happy with children.

    His owners are very experienced with him and many other birds, including Emus, of which there are some near here as well. They had some Emu eggs on display: yikes!

    They trust their Tom with the crowd, but are careful of the crowd..they are much more likely to do something strange.

    Last time I visited him he was penned, there were too many unsupervised kids, he was very blue, literally,  but stopped and came over and said hi and showed me his latest feathers.

    Thanks for this, it's a very good review of turkey behaviors..neato!

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 02:23:25 AM PST

    •  He might be a standard bronze if he looks wild, (1+ / 0-)
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      is friendlier.

      If you or anyone decides to get a turkey, be sure and have a fence. Most people will stop for them, but you never know.

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