Monday, October 15, 2012

Turkeys of many colors

Local turkeys around Cambria display the variety of colors that occur naturally in turkeys. Turkeys are all the same species. They differ in plumage.

This light colored turkey has been sighted in our neighborhood since he was hatched last year. I wondered whether his color in the wild would be a disadvantage, making him more visible to predators, but thus far he's doing fine.

I wonder if he will have a flock this coming year and pass on his attractive and unusual coloring to a new generation.

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