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BS: Wild turkeys ?

30 Mar 04 - 08:20 PM (#1150560)
Subject: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: GUEST,Mary V.

Can a one year old wild turkey hen lay eggs ?
We are hoping they will reproduce this year
and we have no idea if they need to be older.
Thank you


30 Mar 04 - 08:48 PM (#1150579)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Peace

Hens reach puberty at 4-5 months of age. Average nest up to 12 eggs. Mortality due to predation is high. So, I think so.


30 Mar 04 - 10:04 PM (#1150611)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

OK Brucie - you're an expert on wild turkeys and you don't have women swooning over you!?!

Mary - Brucie's right, from what I know of fowl, she's been ready for a while. Got a cock around to knock her up?


30 Mar 04 - 10:52 PM (#1150632)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: rangeroger

Blackcatter, that would be Tom.

rr


30 Mar 04 - 10:56 PM (#1150635)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Cluin

Tom's got a fowl cock?


30 Mar 04 - 11:31 PM (#1150659)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Mark Clark

Turkeys are quite adept at reproduction. Wild turkeys were extinct in Iowa throughout most of the 20th century. Fifteen years ago or so they were reintroduced into some wildlife preserve areas in northeast Iowa. Now I see a whole flock (12) of wild turkeys stroling through my yard in the middle of town (pop. 130,000). We often see wild turkeys in town while driving around. They seem to be outnumbered only by deer and rabbits.

      - Mark


30 Mar 04 - 11:46 PM (#1150666)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: open mike

oh burcie i am so impressed--you like cats and turkeys too! versatile guy.,.


30 Mar 04 - 11:50 PM (#1150669)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Amergin

Well Open Mike....some people just have shall we say...exotic tastes.


31 Mar 04 - 01:39 AM (#1150694)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

I don't like to use tom as the name for a male turkey - and I swear it has nothing to do with my first name . . .

We have wild turkeys throughout the Orlando area - like to see them while camping. As for birds around the house, there's a group of peacocks living in my neighborhood (and I live in downtown Orlando). Stepped out of my apartment last week to see one standing on the seat of my scooter.


31 Mar 04 - 04:27 AM (#1150770)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Dave Hanson

I always though wild turkey was whisky until I discovered Glen Grant.
eric


31 Mar 04 - 06:51 AM (#1150827)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: GUEST,Mary V.

Thanks everyone , thats what I needed to know. Would love it if we could get some peacocks. That would make for a beautiful sight.
Mary V.


31 Mar 04 - 09:12 AM (#1150910)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

Watch it, the peacocks and the turkey might interbreed. You'd end up with peakeys or turncocks or something.

"Jake" is a term used with wild turkeys....


31 Mar 04 - 09:12 AM (#1150911)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Charley Noble

Mary-

Don't feed them peacocks anywhere near the entry to your house, or you may find yourself slip-sliding away some morning!

Wild turkeys are also thriving in Maine since their re-introduction in the 1970's. When you see a flock of them moving across the field in the early morning, you can almost imagine them being a flock of dinosaurs.

Your turkey should be laying eggs this spring, infertile of course unless there is a roving Tom or Mudcatter in the neighborhood.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


31 Mar 04 - 10:41 AM (#1150991)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: John MacKenzie

No Glen Grant is a whisky, Wild Turkey is a Bourbon, and delicious too. It might conceivably fit the description of whiskey, but I don't think so.:¨]>
John


31 Mar 04 - 10:44 AM (#1150992)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: GUEST

aren't all bourbon's technically whisky?


31 Mar 04 - 11:06 AM (#1151007)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

Yes - when considering the "organization" of distilled spirits, bourbon is a form of whiskey. It's main differences from Scotch Whisky (note no 'e') is that it is made primarily from corn and it is commonly aged in barrels that have been burned on the inside to form charcoal, which adds much of the flavor and color. That is different from Tennessee whiskey in that Tennessee whiskey is filtered through charcoal on it's way to the aging barrels which, like those in Scotland and Ireland are unburnt.

The main forms of whiskey are: Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, Bourbon whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, Rye whiskey, Canadian whiskey.

And the difference between Scotch and Irish? Both malt the barley over a peat fire, but the Scots do it in an open container, which allows varying degrees of the peat smoke to change the flavor of the barly mash. The Irish do it in a closed container.

Wild Turkey is a Bourbon.

By the way - whisky is about the only thing still legitimately called "Scotch" (other than tape). The preferred term for everything else is "Scots"


31 Mar 04 - 11:34 AM (#1151043)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

By the way - my favorite unusual whiskey is a little-known Irish rye whiskey. It is made from the famous fields of Athens rye in southern Ireland. The rye is a particular strain that originated near Athens Greece.

The flavor of the Athenry Whiskey is particularly mellow and strong but with a haunting note that lingers long after "your ship has sailed."


31 Mar 04 - 05:48 PM (#1151335)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Dead Horse

Isn't that where the Sloe Air came from, or is that restricted to..........................Gin?


31 Mar 04 - 06:28 PM (#1151371)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

Bookers. Knob Creek. Wolford Reserve. LOTS of good bourbons these days. Maker's Mark. Buffalo Track. Others....


31 Mar 04 - 06:33 PM (#1151381)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Liz the Squeak

Would you drink anything from a place called Knob Creek?

I'll stick to the Sloe Gin - I know where that's been!

LTS


31 Mar 04 - 09:12 PM (#1151477)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

Knob Creek whistkey is slightly cloudy. . .


31 Mar 04 - 11:38 PM (#1151548)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: LadyJean

I was going to tell everyone about the flock of wild turkeys who roost on a piece of modern sculpture on Bigelow Boulevard in Pittsburgh.
This is in the heart of the city. They've found a stretch of road where you can't pull over, so they're safe from turkey hunters.
I never really cared for that particular piece of sculpture, until it became a turkey roost.
But the subject of the thread is now whiskey, so I can't tell you about the turkeys on Bigelow Boulevard.


01 Apr 04 - 01:45 AM (#1151621)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

Ok, ok - back to the flippin' birds!

You know, in the South, a stretch of road where you can't pull over, so they're safe from turkey hunters wouldn't be an issue - We drive our pick-ups while our friends shoot out the passenger side. Even better if the birds are just sittin' there.


01 Apr 04 - 10:33 AM (#1151977)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

Having lived in the Southland, I don't find shots of Wild Turkey and shots at wild turkeys to be so far about....

Knob Creek is an excellent bourbon, straight small-batch, small barrel bourbon whiskey coming it at about 120 proof. Definitely NOT for the weak-kneed!


01 Apr 04 - 10:38 AM (#1151984)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: John MacKenzie

But does it do what it says on the bottle?
John


01 Apr 04 - 11:13 AM (#1152018)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

I knew someone who was weak-kneed - he always drank sitting down.


01 Apr 04 - 05:21 PM (#1152287)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: GUEST,Mary V.

Thank you, how come everyones so well versed on drinking whiskey ?
We have 32 of them in our yard everyday...and they are so beautiful strutting around for the female turkey...but they all appear to be sober .

Mary V.


01 Apr 04 - 05:36 PM (#1152299)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

Drinking? No - we just TALK about drinking.


Seriously though - are you just trying to get her to lay eggs to eat, or to actually breed to have turklets? (ummm turkinas? turks?)


01 Apr 04 - 05:53 PM (#1152310)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Uncle_DaveO

On the subject of rye whiskey, be aware that to most Americans, especially in the northeast section of the country, "rye whiskey" is just about any blended whiskey, and assuredly will NOT be made from rye. I've had friends who were ready to fight for the proposition that there is no such thing as made-from-rye whiskey.

Dave Oesterreich


01 Apr 04 - 05:55 PM (#1152312)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Uncle_DaveO

GUEST MaryV, before you go looking to buy peafowl, let me ask you, have you heard the peafowl's call? It is as screamingly ugly as the male's plumage in full array is beautiful.

Just thought I'd warn you.

Dave Oesterreich


01 Apr 04 - 11:43 PM (#1152508)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: LadyJean

Peafowl are also rather bad tempered.
You can't pull over on that stretch of Bigelow Boulevard. There is no shoulder. There is no curb. So, you could shoot the turkeys. But you couldn't collect your turkey once you'd shot it.
As there is no curb, shoulder, or other pulling over location, nobody drives the speed limit on that stretch of Bigelow. If you're fond of Wild Turkey, or Old Granddad, or Jack Daniels, don't drive Bigelow. (Don't drive, but especially don't drive Bigelow.)


01 Apr 04 - 11:44 PM (#1152509)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: MarkS

If anybody wants to hear bird calls which are world class ugly and annoying, get a bunch of guinea hens. We have a flock in and about our barn, and they do a great job keeping the ticks down, but the noise.....yuck
Mark


02 Apr 04 - 12:19 AM (#1152528)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: EBarnacle

About 25 years ago, I was given a taste of Old Fitzgerald 18__. The stuff was ambrosial and I have never found it again.


02 Apr 04 - 09:21 AM (#1152752)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: GUEST,Mary V.

I've never heard the word "peafowl" before. Maybe we don't have peafowl in Wisconsin .
Mary


02 Apr 04 - 09:38 AM (#1152768)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

It'll put a crick in yer knob, yup.


02 Apr 04 - 08:01 PM (#1153244)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

To be labeled rye wishkey in the U.S., it has to be made of at least 51% rye mash. Anything else isnot officially rye, but what people call things are a different matter. Most people don't know that there's a difference between Kentucky Bourbon whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. Certainly the flavor differnece isn't huge, but they are made differently.

Wild Turkey make one of the best straight ryes going. Beam's 8 Star is a good starter rye as it's a bit lighter than the Wild Turkey.

And just in case you're not sure - Jack Daniels and George Dickel are the only major distilleries who produce Tennessee whiskey. All others (Beam, Booker's, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark, Old Charter, and Wild Turkey) are Bourbon.


02 Apr 04 - 08:19 PM (#1153249)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

AND there's a difference -- quite easily tasted -- between sweet and sour mash whiskeys. In sour mash leavings of the previous mash are used to start the current mash, in sweet mash the mash tub is cleaned and new yeasts and sugars are used. (REAL corn whiskey doesn't depend upon sugars other than those naturally in the corn and the malted corn, either.)


02 Apr 04 - 09:00 PM (#1153266)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Blackcatter

You're right Rapaire. Sour mash is akin to sourdough, which I believe is a word connection - off to get my unabridged dictionary. . .


27 Jan 19 - 03:23 PM (#3973744)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

According to Massachusetts Fish and Game,
turkey hunting regulations are up for public comment, review,
and possible revision.
This announcement comes after the Fisheries and Wildlife Board
communicated with the National Wildlife Turkey Federation,
according to this press release.


27 Jan 19 - 06:44 PM (#3973763)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: olddude

We have thousands and thousands here there is a fall season and spring season for hunters and closely regulated. I have a flock in my yard about every few days


27 Jan 19 - 06:50 PM (#3973766)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: olddude

I donít hunt them. In Pennsylvania they were a challenge to hunt not so much here. I get a kick out of watching them. When one decides to cross the highway you better wait as 30 of them will follow and they donít look both ways


27 Jan 19 - 06:51 PM (#3973767)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: olddude

My wiener dogs are always barking when they cross my back yard


27 Jan 19 - 06:57 PM (#3973768)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: olddude

I sit on my deck in the spring with my turkey call and get a kick out of a big gobbler Running with his tail feathers all puffed out for the ladies


29 Jan 19 - 11:17 AM (#3973991)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Charmion

Ontario suburbanites have taken to complaining to their local authorities about over-bold turkeys hanging around their back yards and terrorizing their house pets.

I think those people need to develop a taste for turkey ...


29 Jan 19 - 06:57 PM (#3974054)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

I know what olddude is talking about
when turkeys cross the road.
They take their own sweet time about it
and there is always a group formation.

Some exurbian roads have Turkey Crossing signs at particular points,
so habituated are both the turkeys and the drivers.


29 Jan 19 - 08:56 PM (#3974070)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

There are many here and they are a capital N Nuisance. A golfer beaned a tom last summer, killing it dead. No one was in mourning.


29 Jan 19 - 09:12 PM (#3974071)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: olddude

They are amazing eating though


30 Jan 19 - 12:10 PM (#3974135)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

... but the really territorial ones are the Canada geese.
They take over parking lots and sidewalks.
Sometimes it is hazardous just to get to one's parked car from the FedexOffice branch.
Watch out for those geese ...


30 Jan 19 - 07:18 PM (#3974197)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Rapparee

Don't slip on the goose "grease" and end up in it!


01 Feb 19 - 05:53 PM (#3974461)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

Too bad those ravenous critters called
fishers
can't catch wild turkeys,
but I don't think that predator and that prey
would mix, somehow.


02 Nov 19 - 06:06 PM (#4016910)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

An infant turkey, according to Wikipedia
(for the person who asked),
is a "chick" or a "poult"   

(which calls to mind 'pullet' for some reason).


05 Nov 19 - 05:07 PM (#4017355)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Mrrzy

Turkeys being bizarre:

https://youtu.be/pS45_L8fLLc

Sorry about the ads.


07 Nov 19 - 07:44 PM (#4017774)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: keberoxu

I spotted a single solitary wild turkey today,
which is weird, because they don't normally wander around by themselves.
The turkey had already crossed the street.
Of course I slowed down and looked around for
the inevitable other turkeys
that might be trailing behind,
and there were none.


08 Nov 19 - 05:44 AM (#4017868)
Subject: RE: BS: Wild turkeys ?
From: Iains

We have a slew of wild turkeys in the UK. They did not vote for Christmas and will meet their demise at the ballot box.