Local Turkeys - What kind are they?

Ali

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A buddy and I were wondering what type of turkeys we have here in San Diego.

Are they Miriam? Eastern? or ???

Just curious...
 
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Eastern wild turkeys have also been released in Trinity County, but no pure strains of
eastern turkeys are considered established in California. Eastern-Rio Grande hybrids from
Kansas have also been released in the state along with Rio Grande turkeys, and these have
resulted in the expansion of ranges in San Diego County and along the northern coast. Between​
1989 and 1999, 943 turkeys were released with emphasis on higher elevation public lands

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/docs/turkplan_04.pdf
 
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Vermonster

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Too bad we hadn't interbred the Oceolas and Goulds, then we could get a Royal Slam by shooting one bird...... :D

Rio's, Merriams, Goulds, Oceolas, Eastern............
 
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Afry

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A buddy and I were wondering what type of turkeys we have here in San Diego.

Are they Miriam? Eastern? or ???

Just curious...

Yup
 
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widgeon

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Actually the southern California turkey is being classified as a new sub-species. They are going to call it the Meleagris Gallopavo- Purple scrotum headis. It's all very scientific. LOL
 
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