Domestic turkeys Wendy and Wally as babies
Domestic turkeys Wendy and Wally at 1 ½ months old
Domestic turkey Wally at 1 ½ months old
Domestic turkey Wendy at 1 ½ months old
"Wally is a very nosy domestic turkey. He will follow you around, always trying to see what you are doing. If I run, he runs squalling behind me on his awkward two legs. If I call his name, he comes running to see what I want. However, if I try to touch Wally on his back he cries and runs away, but next time I turn around he is right behind me again. I guess that is where the expression "You are a turkey" came from. :) Wally is 2 ½ months old in this photo."
"Wendy is more reserved. She usually watches from a distance and somewhat follows, although I think she is more so following Wally than she is me. She will come to me, just not as close as Wally and not as often. If I touch Wendy on her back she does not run away but tries to eat my ring. Maybe she thinks she is attacking it because it is touching her, who knows. If that is the case she is standing her ground and you could say she is braver than Wally. If I offer a treat to both Wally and Wendy, Wally comes immediately running and Wendy soon follows behind him. They love to eat out of the white millet container. It is hilarious to see a large turkey run. Wendy is 2 ½ months old in this photo."
"This is Wally at 2 ½ months old checking out the bucket of duck feed I had just set down."
"Amie doing her turkey-call, which makes 3 ½-month-old Wally fluff up his feathers, turn his face red and he gobbles."
"Wally and Wendy all fluffed up. (Wally and Wendy are 3 ½ months old in this photo)."
"Wally cocking his head at a noise I made. (Wally and Wendy are 3 ½ months old in this photo)."