Turkey animal

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Genus: Meleagris
  • Species: Meleagris
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Habitat: Forest, shrubland and grassy plains
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Size: 70-125cm (28-49in)
  • Weight: 3-11kg (6.6-24lbs)
  • Lives: in Flock
  • Colors: Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red
  • Skin type: Feathers
  • Speed: 15km/h (9mph)
  • Reproduction: 8 eggs
  • Distinctive Features: Long tail feathers and red throat of the male
turkey domestic animal

Turkey is a bird native to the northern United States, being domesticated by the inhabitants of the American continent. There is clear evidence that the Aztecs used a lot turkey because it is high in protein (such as meat and eggs products), feathers are used in decorative purposes.

First turkeys arrived in Europe because Spaniards who borrowed growth habit of these birds. Once brought on the old continent, the Spaniards began to perpetuate the species, so that today we have Spanish or Royal Palm turkey.

Also, it is assumed that residents of the American colonies hunted wild turkeys to cook the famous American holiday Thanksgiving. With the early 20th century, the popularity of these birds has reached impressive, reaching even to obtain new species and Beltsville Small White.

Before the Second World War, the turkey was a luxury, at least in the UK, using more goose or beef. The most common species of turkeys in England today are the Norfolk Black and Norfolk Bronze.

During mating head and neck are colored blue and red, the male carrying fan-shaped tail.

Currently, according to statistics, Israelis consume more turkey meat per capita than Americans! After these two nations, following, in order, French, Italians, British and Canadians.

Food Turkey

Pelleted feeds are consumed with pleasure by turkeys. Wild turkeys spend their days searching for food such as acorns, seeds and small insects and berries.

Turkey is one of the healthiest choices when it comes to the wide range of meat products, this is the main thing that must remain.

If we care and how to prepare to be as balanced and diet without fries, then we can extract and more benefits.

Do not worry if the turkey meat taste is spectacular, have on hand a series of mild spices or vegetables to accompany the steak white plate.


Male turkey has vivid coloring of the plumage is black with green and copper-colored metallic luster.

Head and neck are red, not covered by the wedges. The male has a beak above the fold (fold) red leather.

Polygamous species is a turkey, a mask having usually 3 to 4 females.

An adult turkey can reach a height of 1 m and a weight of 10 kg.

Females are small (90 cm) with a weight of 4 kg.

Features Turkey

Rearing turkeys must be clean and protected from rodents. As litter can be used, depending on the efficiency of wood shavings, straw, grain and shells sunflower.

Put dry wood shavings or straw dry and clean in a comfortable bed for birds. Feeders and drinkers are placed so that they are easily accessible.

Fiinca living in forests, especially in North America, wild turkeys stay in registered accommodation on the lower branches of the trees (yes, wild turkeys can fly!)

Naked skin on the head and neck can change color. It may be gray, white, red or blue depending on the condition of the turkey when it is distressed, excited, etc.

Reproduction Turkey

An increase in separate males from females. A turkey will lay eggs for 24 weeks, during which deposits about 18 eggs.

The incubation period of a turkey egg is 28 days. It is very important that the environment they live in females and the stored eggs to be clear in order to avoid transmission of pathogens such as viruses microplasma. Between 10 and 14 days can be seen fertile and the infertile eggs.

The latter are removed from the incubator. After 28 days, resulting offspring will be elected, separating the males from females because there are differences in growth between the two sexes.

Consists mainly chickens, corn flour, soy meal enriched with vitamins and minerals. Depending on their age and how they develop, will add servings of foods rich in proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Ensuring optimum temperature is required within 4 weeks. We recommend the use of acidifiers in the drinking water, especially during the first 3 weeks. Turkey chicks vaccinated against Newcastle disease can be 10, 21 and 42 days.

Approximately two months of life antiparasitic preventive treatment is recommended, especially when there are chickens in the same household. In case of any signs of illness seek immediate a veterinarian.

Did you know that:

Did you know skinless turkey breast meat is the worst? 100 g turkey breast contain only 0.5 g fat, with confidence that may be included in the regimen of weight problems.

Turkey is one of the richest sources of amino acids. In addition, it has a low fat content and is rich in iron, zinc and magnesium - all of which are vital to health.

Turkey English name is turkey, thought erroneously that the country of origin as Turkey.

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