Turkeys

Dimensioned drawing comparing a farm turkey to a human with average lengths and heights

Turkeys are a large game bird native to North America and can be identified by their fan-shaped tail feathers, bald heads and red wattle that hangs from their neck. Female turkeys are referred to as hens, while males are known as toms. Typically domesticated as a poultry food source, turkeys are traditionally famous for serving during festive occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Turkeys average 4’ | 122 cm in height with weights that vary from an average of 17 lbs | 7.7 kg in the wild to 30 lbs | 13.6 kg in industrial farming environments.

Multiple drawings of a turkey from the front and side showing walking, standing, and pointing

Turkeys are a large game bird native to North America and can be identified by their fan-shaped tail feathers, bald heads and red wattle that hangs from their neck. Female turkeys are referred to as hens, while males are known as toms. Typically domesticated as a poultry food source, turkeys are traditionally famous for serving during festive occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Turkeys average 4’ | 122 cm in height with weights that vary from an average of 17 lbs | 7.7 kg in the wild to 30 lbs | 13.6 kg in industrial farming environments.

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Height: 4’ | 122 cm average
Length: 3’10” | 117 cm
Weight (Wild): 17 lbs | 7.7 kg average
Weight (Farm): 30 lbs | 13.6 kg average
Lifespan (Wild): 10 years
Lifespan (Farm):
18-20 weeks
Uses: Meat

Drawings include:
Turkeys side elevation (walking), front, side (standing), side (pointing)

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