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Ontario Canada - strange Turkey? (1 Viewer)

Tom Lusk

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The pictured bird was in with a small flock of Eastern Wild Turkeys that I found on a hike the other day.

Curious if this is an example of leucism or whether there may be cross-breeding possibilities. There are no domestic turkey populations at all in the area (as far as I know).



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KC Foggin

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Leucistic for me! It's actually quite good looking in this coloring or lack of coloring.

The Bird Nuts

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I think it's called a smoke-phase turkey. It's a color morph, so I'm not sure it would be considered leucism or not.

Tom Lusk

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I checked into smoke-phase turkeys and it fits perfectly.

I had never heard of these before.


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Please upload the image to the gallery here, I bet there are lots of people who have never seen these before


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