collapse
Enter by February 22 Experience A Successful Turkey Hunt With Bearpaw Outfitters

Author Topic: Albino Turkey  (Read 4380 times)

Offline -Trap_addicT-

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 128
  • Location: Wa
    • http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr
  • Groups: NWSC, WSTA
Albino Turkey
« on: March 14, 2015, 02:13:23 PM »
I thought all your turkey hunters might find this interesting. I'm not much of a turkey hunter anymore, as I live in an area with a ridiculously high population and I just grew tired of it. It is always fun to see the elusive albino of any species though. She was just a plump ol' hen running with 6 toms, 3 jakes and 30 other hens. She stuck with the group the whole time. They aren't the best pictures, but they were taken with my iPhone for reference on distance. We could've gotten much closer pictures, but we watched them and talked back-and-forth with the toms for some time before we realized, hey why don't we take pictures? I will be checking up on her periodically through spring and summer, because I think a big albino hen turkey mount will look great in the house.
The mountains are calling, I must go.

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+18)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 34923
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 02:14:24 PM »
Looks like an escapee domestic bird.

 :dunno:
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Online buglebuster

  • ELKOHOLIC
  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 2915
  • Location: yakima
    • https://www.facebook.com/Xposedskullworks/
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 02:29:17 PM »
 :yeah:
Owner/Operator at Exposed Skull works
Specializing in quality, affordable European mounts of all species.

Contact us today for questions and pricing.
(509)307-8001 (509)895-4791
Check us out on Facebook and Instagram

Offline -Trap_addicT-

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 128
  • Location: Wa
    • http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr
  • Groups: NWSC, WSTA
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 03:14:47 PM »
I read up on it and jkeen you are right. I read that in order for the color phase to happen, the recessive gene must be held by the hen and the gobbler in order for the offspring to show the trait. Still, it's very uncommon and I'm happy to have seen it.

The link: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=622255&mode=2
« Last Edit: March 14, 2015, 03:41:24 PM by -Trap_addicT- »
The mountains are calling, I must go.

Offline Gobble Doc

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 2035
  • Location: Snohomish, WA
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 05:49:41 PM »
Cool.

Online kevinlisa06

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 942
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 05:58:51 PM »
Very cool!

Offline Rainier10

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 6136
  • Location: Over the edge
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 06:11:57 PM »
That is awesome, thanks for posting
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HuntWa or the site owner.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 12824
  • Location: Decatur Island
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 07:54:38 PM »
Cool photos.

Looks like an escapee domestic bird.

 :dunno:

I don't think so, if you look at the body shape/size it is the same as the wild ones around it.  Domestic white turkeys are designed to grow huge breasts and look really fat compared to a wild bird.   :twocents:

Offline Limhangerslayer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 682
  • Location: Dryside
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 09:02:35 PM »
These are two birds I called in for a couple buddies.  The white bird was the dominant bird.  He had about an 8" heard and 1/2" spurs.   And yes he could fly.  They were roosted fifty feet up in a fit tree that morning.

Offline Jester052

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 157
  • Location: Seattle
  • est. 1984
  • Groups: USMC, IBEW LU46, NWTF Lake Washington Longbeards.
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 12:26:54 PM »
I'm surprised that they made it through poulthood. I would think Hawks and yotes would take them early. But cool to see and makes a different type of trophy.
Cuss on Monday,  Pray on Sunday,  Pass It Around and Talk About Someday.

"Retreat hell! We just got here!"
CAPT LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and those who have met them in battle. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion." 

"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time."
Chesty Puller, USMC,

Offline Tom Tamer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 624
  • Location: Black Diamond, Wa...or the Pine ridges of the Cascades
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 04:33:29 PM »
Was a white phased hen running around the Teanaway a few years back.
Luv 2 Hunt no matter the weapon
Mathews outback,easton axis,G5 montecs, Mod 70 7MM rem mag, T/C Black Diamond 50 cal...
Wild turkey addict( bird that is)
Everything is best in moderation....even moderation

Online buglebuster

  • ELKOHOLIC
  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 2915
  • Location: yakima
    • https://www.facebook.com/Xposedskullworks/
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 09:04:31 PM »
I've seen them in the colockum
Owner/Operator at Exposed Skull works
Specializing in quality, affordable European mounts of all species.

Contact us today for questions and pricing.
(509)307-8001 (509)895-4791
Check us out on Facebook and Instagram

Offline Whitpirate

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1587
  • Location: Duvall, by way of Spokane/Metaline Falls
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 12:17:38 AM »
Looks like a Royal Palm hen.  Domestic escapee....heritage bird.

Offline -Trap_addicT-

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 128
  • Location: Wa
    • http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr
  • Groups: NWSC, WSTA
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 08:43:44 AM »
Looks like a Royal Palm hen.  Domestic escapee....heritage bird.

There was no black on her. Her body was solid white. The head may have had a pinkish tinge and her legs were light pink. I never got a clear at the eyes, but I'm fairly certain it was a hen with a recessive gene.
The mountains are calling, I must go.

Offline Whitpirate

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1587
  • Location: Duvall, by way of Spokane/Metaline Falls
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 08:45:12 AM »
Cool find then... But I've seen Palms with no black but an albino would be a cool find.

Offline -Trap_addicT-

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 128
  • Location: Wa
    • http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr
  • Groups: NWSC, WSTA
Re: Albino Turkey
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2015, 08:50:39 AM »
I just spoke with a guy that saw this hen last fall. She hasn't gone far, because this was less than a mile from where he saw her. Good to know they can survive for a while anyway. I suppose they prefer winter though!   :chuckle:
The mountains are calling, I must go.

 

* Recent Topics

First bear ever - BIG boar down! by O. hemionus
[Today at 01:59:05 PM]


WTB hunting pack (upgrade my old one) by westernarcher
[Today at 01:57:01 PM]


Predator-proof pens ‘last-ditch effort’ to save Selkirk caribou by buglebrush
[Today at 01:53:19 PM]


Wyoming Elk Hunt - Updated by Twispriver
[Today at 01:50:05 PM]


Father & Son Got It Done! by carpsniperg2
[Today at 01:47:00 PM]


Big Buck Down by carpsniperg2
[Today at 01:45:32 PM]


Montana Bound - Archery Mule Deer & Antelope by Hockeyman87
[Today at 01:34:38 PM]


Blacktail Rut? by fishnfur
[Today at 01:32:20 PM]


Late season archery/Muzzle loader? GMU 454 by Seahawk12
[Today at 01:30:11 PM]


Who's going to be killing branched bulls in the Peaches area on Monday? by PlateauNDN
[Today at 01:03:44 PM]


Jayda Harmon's elk by JWEBB
[Today at 01:03:28 PM]


Hirshey's Washington Hunts 2017 by jstone
[Today at 01:02:42 PM]


Marmot force 1p $275 by Candcrods
[Today at 12:50:04 PM]


Handguns for sale by maxwell
[Today at 12:29:10 PM]


Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting? by jcw
[Today at 12:26:06 PM]


WTS boots by Lightning_Rider
[Today at 12:19:49 PM]


Off to Idaho tomorrow!! by finnman
[Today at 12:02:17 PM]


WTB: Glock 40 MOS by Brushcrawler
[Today at 11:56:14 AM]


The neck by Humptulips
[Today at 11:46:16 AM]


Looking to get into hunting! by Zbobafett
[Today at 11:19:38 AM]