Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Turkey and Chicken"Happy Christmas!"
Turkish belly-dancingTurkish belly-dancing
Turkey cock
Turkey
Turkey
Despite their name, Turkeys originated in the wild in North America.
Turkey cock
Turkey
Turkey head
The male (called a stag rather than a cock) has a bizarre red "wattle" of loose skin on his neck and a "snood" above his beak.
Black-bronze turkey
Black-bronze turkey
Black-bronze turkey
These Black and Bronze Turkeys are direct descendants of wild North American birds. The wattle on the neck fills out when he "gobbles" (calls) to impress the hen.
Black-bronze turkey
Black-bronze turkey
The hen, the object of the stag's calling and puffing his feathers out, doesn't have a wattle or snood and is much plainer.
young male turkey Young male
Blue-slate turkey
Blue-slate turkey
Above are Blue-slate Turkeys with subtle blue colouring in their feathers.
Blue-slate turkey hen The hens also have blue colouring.
Lavender turkey cock
Lavender turkey hen
Lavender Turkeys have pale beige and mauve colouring in their feathers; the hens are very pale.
Young Turk