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About the Species

Male turkeys, also known as toms or jakes, average 16 to 22 pounds while female turkeys, also known as hens or jennies, average about 8 to 12 pounds. Males boast large, fanning tails and females have duller plumage with less prominent features. Male turkeys will court females in groups, though only one of the males gets to mate. Hens will lay about 10 to 12 eggs, usually one egg per day, over a period of about two weeks.

Turkey Varieties

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