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Turkey and Aussie stare off
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:03:56 PM »

I thought some would like these pictures.  Teresa lets Cheep Cheep the wild turkey (who is not so wild) out of the coop to wander around the yard and then at night about roosting time she wants to go back in to roost for the night in the tree that is in there.  There are no turkey rescues here so our simple thought process is that if she is free to come and go and gets a hankering to go off into the woods, she can.  There are a lot of turkeys around us so we are hoping that some day she will get called off but if not she can stick around.

I wish I had my camera when I first saw her by the dogs in their kennel.  It almost looked like she was taunting them and got about an inch from the chain link and just stood there taunting them as they were having a fit.  By the time I got my camera and got back out there she had just nestled in for a staring match at the Aussie who was sitting there drooling.

I added a picture of her from when she was two weeks old and thought I was her mother.
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 02:04:46 PM »
That's a smile, I like it--thanks for showing


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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 05:01:52 PM »
omgosh.  who knew such ugly birds start out so cute!  that pic of the little one is adorable!   :)

thanks for posting!
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »
We have no idea how she will turn out or where she will turn out to but it's interesting.  We let her out of the pen every day and when it starts getting dark she goes to the gate to be let back in.  She obviously isn't 'wild' but we hope she does whatever is best for her.  You never know.
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 08:14:09 PM »
I would think that some big ole tom will woo her away when she gets old enough. 
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 06:48:43 AM »
Your Aussie is beautiful.

Baby animals/ birds are so darn cute.
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 07:37:36 AM »
Thanks Maggie - she is a goof but a goof full of loving.

Bill - we are hoping some Tome will woo her off.  She is fully flighted and is out in the mornings already when we let the dogs out so we had to do some fast training with them so they leave her along.
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 02:43:45 AM »
G'day Mike ,
Speaking as an Aussie , My money is on the Turkey, LOL,
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 07:42:04 AM »
Pete - I never found a good reason that they call them Australian Shepherds since they didn't come from there.  :)
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Re: Turkey and Aussie stare off
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 07:49:57 AM »
Well Mike , My Guess is that in Australia , they would not get them to chase the sheep in 45+ degrees C in a fur coat if they called them Irish shepherds, LOL,  Regards Pete
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