Dakeyras wrote:I was thinking is that some type of vulture
I thought that was very funny.... Tammy is not so sure though!
Drewcat wrote:Wow 5 years old! Thats pretty darn old for a meat bred bird. Is she old like or still seem quite young still? She sure looks like the picture of health there.
Tammy is in very good health except for some arthritis in her right drumstick which causes her to walk with a limp. The limp does not slow her down, she is still very playfull, although she is showing signs of Avian Menopause. She's no longer laying eggs or becoming broody and she frequently puts on displays normally reserved for Toms. Here are pictures of Tammy's dear departed husband, Tom. His heart failed when he was around 2 years old (died in his sleep). He weighed about 60 lbs.
Tammy can puff out like a Tom but she can't make her head change colors... Here's a mild example of what a Tom could do with color.
He could change his head and neck to combinations of pure white, bright blue, dark purple, bright red, and yellow.
Tammy is never bothered by the cats. She's about 30 lbs, even Moglee keeps his distance. On the other hand, Hoover does chase our chickens from time to time (after he has driven all other small creatures to hide). The other cats are afraid of the chickens.
Tammy has to spend most of the winter inside... If she walks onto snow and ice, she becomes too cold and then sits down in the snow. I have to carry her back to the coop or she will freeze to death. After I return her to the coop and she warms up, back out she goes and sits down in the snow. Turkeys are really not very bright. Chickens are smarter than Turkeys, but are not nearly as sociable.