Wild Turkey Trivia
Q True or False? You can tell a turkey's gender by its poop.
A True. Examining a turkey's droppings can tell you if a male or a female bird passed through the area. The feces of male turkeys are J-shaped, and also straighter and larger than a female's, according to the state of Georgia's wildlife resources division. Hen droppings, on the other hand, look more like a spiral.
Q True or False? Wild turkeys are found on all continents except Antarctica.
A False. Wild turkeys are native to North America and are only found on this continent.
Q About how many feathers do adult wild turkeys have?
A There are approximately 5,500 feathers on an adult wild turkey, including 18 tail feathers that make up the male's distinct fan.
Q What color are turkey eggs?
A Turkeys lay eight to ten buff-colored eggs with brown spots.
Q How long does the female turkey feed her young before they go out on their own?
A Wild turkey babies are precocial, meaning that they hatch out of the egg already covered in fluffy down and fully able to walk, run and feed themselves. They stick close to mom for protection from predators, but unlike many other bird species, she doesn't have to feed them.
Q True or False? Only toms gobble.
A True. There's a reason that male turkeys are called