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Offline 400gross

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turkey behavior
« on: March 09, 2016, 06:41:50 AM »
two turkeys pushing each other around for almost an hour, one had the others head half way down its beak??
what are they doing, might have been 2 jakes or a jake and hen???

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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 07:13:36 AM »
Any turkey experts out there know what this means in the turkey world 
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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 07:19:37 AM »
Establishing dominance would be my guess but I'm far from a turkey expert.
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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 07:21:13 AM »
Establishing dominance would be my guess but I'm far from a turkey expert.
   Yeah that !!  I am no turkey expert !!  I just kill a lot of them ... Lmao !

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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 07:21:49 AM »
Warming up for the main event.  Saw a tom approach another this week, stretch to full height over a buddy and circle him at least fifty times, in both directions in tight.  Goofy birds

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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 07:27:50 AM »
Yep that was happening also, but have never seen them try swalling the others head.      :o

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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 09:05:37 AM »
I see it every year. I  even had one that it's lower beak was broken off during the fight. Check out my website. I have a turkey fight video on it. They really get it on. Hens do the same. I actually broke up a fight where one hen had the others head almost down it's throat. I think it is a submission move. When they can't get air they break off the fight. Here is a close up of a gobbler getting head.. :chuckle:
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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 09:08:03 AM »
I've seen this too.  Really nasty.

Broken beaks seems to happen quite a bit around here too.
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Re: turkey behavior
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 10:36:00 AM »
OK, thought I had some freaky turkeys around here!
 So it's more of a fight than mating thing. :tup:
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