Friday, November 18, 2011

Let's Talk Turkey ... Before It Becomes Dinner!

The Turkey: Before it Becomes Thanksgiving Dinner 
  • A Turkeys’ head changes colors when it’s excited
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up while it’s raining
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the Turkey the U.S. national bird instead of the bald Eagle
  • Wild Turkeys can fly up to 55 mph for short distances
  • Even though Turkeys have great hearing, they don’t have any external ears
  • Turkeys can see in color
  • Scientists believe that the Turkey has been around for over 10 million years
  • When they reach maturity, the average Turkey will have more than 3,500 feathers
  • It is possible for both male and female Turkeys to have beards (black, hair like feathers on their chest)
  • Turkeys can sense movement over 100 yards away
  • Male Turkeys gobble, but female Turkeys do not
  • Each year, the President will pardon at least one Turkey.


  1. This is interesting, I didn't know females don't gobble! I will still enjoy my turkey for dinner this year!!

  2. It's going to be cornish hens at Our house. And I won't get ANY!!!!

    Roo, Stuart

  3. fun and interesting turkey facts.

  4. Love this post!! I didn't know that female turkeys didn't gobble. I hear them all the time and always thought they all were doing that.. Learn something new every day!! Thanks Katie! Enjoy your weekend!