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A Floridazl Member List A Plant List by Jack

List # 583 - My Favorite Turkeys
Geotagged to postcode at Tallahassee FL USA 32305
Description
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this list serves up wallpaper size (800x600) images of four kinds of turkeys - all of them beautiful and delicious (although these turkeys are probably too pretty to eat). Update 2010: They are not too pretty for the owls to eat. My turkeys were eaten years ago by varmints but my neighbor raised many of these beauties pictured here - until the owls attacked. Now we have a pack of coyotes roaming the our part of the county so raising pet poultry is out of the question. :(
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1115 - Male Bourbon Red

The Bourbon Red turkeys were developed just after the civil war in my home state of Kentucky. Like the famous whiskey, this handsome creature hails from Bourbon County and was once raised in commercial quantities. These days they are mostly raised by hobbyists who enjoy having these handsome birds.
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:04:12.0, last update on: 2007-11-08 21:35:15.0

1116 - Bonita Belle the Broad-breasted Bronze Beauty

Bonita is a female as you might have guessed.
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:06:05.0, last update on: 2010-11-17 22:51:09.0

1117 - Royal Palm Turkeys

One of the smaller varieties, the Royal Palm toms grow to a maximum of about 20 pounds (half the weight of the commercially produced Bronze-breasted turkey). As you can see from the photo, they are refined in demeanor and ravishingly beautiful with metallic black and snowy white feathers.
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:11:00.0, last update on: 2007-11-08 21:28:16.0

1118 - Mary Kate the Wild Turkey

Mary Kate was a tame wild turkey who belonged to my neighbor. She was very friendly and curious and used to hang out with me - until she discovered boys. Last spring when she was setting on a clutch of eggs a varmint came and ate her. :-(
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:31:45.0, last update on: 2007-11-08 21:56:31.0

1119 - Ashley - A Wild Turkey Stuck Up a Redbud Tree

Her friend Mary Kate would lure Ashley to fly up on my roof but she had difficulty getting back down. She would hope a couple feet to this redbud tree and then usually fall the remaining 10 feet to the ground. Her back was kind of bent and curvy and I think this is the reason. Something ate her.
27 - Cercis canadensis
eastern redbud, Judas tree, redbud
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:40:06.0, last update on: 2010-06-20 23:50:47.0

1120 - Rocky The Thanksgiving Duck

I had six ducklings last year. Apparently ducks are delicious and on the grocery list of every snake, fox, coyote, owl, gator, etc. All were gone by last Thanksgiving - except for Rocky (a Kahki Campbell duck) who lived until March (I think an owl got him). He was my best duck ever.
Created on: 2007-11-05 20:47:49.0, last update on: 2007-11-08 22:17:40.0

1185 - Royal Palm Turkey Tom

The male Royal Palms are a sight to behold when they strut their stuff.
Created on: 2007-11-15 21:42:30.0, last update on: 2007-11-15 23:01:40.0
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