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Heritage Turkeys

The national bird of India, they find there home in thick forests along hillside streams. Birds spend their days in small groups consisting of a male and 3-4 females. They feed on everthing from fruit to gains to small snakes. At night they gather in large numbers, as many as 100, to roost in the highest trees that are well out in the open so that they can see in all directions. Breeding begins in June, females nest on the ground, laying 8-10 eggs.

Tying with Heritage Turkey Feathers

The genetics of breeding Heritage Turkeys is every bit complicated as breeding genetic hackle. green back and bronzy train - it sure is a visually impressive bird. The fly tier and crafter for that matter have used peacock in so many ways.

For the salmon fly tier the tan shoulders with their dark speckling is called for in many married and mixed wing flies. The blue breast feathers are used for hackles, veilings and even wrapped for bodies on salmon flies such as the Erin Go Bragh. Creative tiers know this bird well using all manner of body feathers for all manner of uses as sides, cheeks, wings and tails.

 

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Heritage Turkey Tails - Grade #1 $20.00  

Matched Pairs

Heritage turkeys have some of the most unexpected patterning in their tail feathers.

This is a perfectly matched set of tail quills harvested from a Pencilled Palm Tom as soon as they were prime.

The pencilling is perfect, and other than some slight freying on the tips, both are in perfect condition.

 

 

 


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More Grade #1 Tail Quills

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Grade #2 $20.00  

Heritage turkeys have some of the most unexpected patterning in their tail feathers.

This is a perfectly matched set of tail quills harvested from a Pencilled Palm Tom as soon as they were prime.

The pencilling is perfect, and other than some slight freying on the tips, both are in perfect condition.

 

 

 


To check out, click the "view cart" button

 

 

More Grade #2 Tail Quills

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Grade #3 $20.00  

Heritage turkeys have some of the most unexpected patterning in their tail feathers.

This is a perfectly matched set of tail quills harvested from a Pencilled Palm Tom as soon as they were prime.

The pencilling is perfect, and other than some slight freying on the tips, both are in perfect condition.

 

 

 
Quills
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Coming soon.... if there's something you've been looking for and need right away, please give me a call.

Thanks!

 

 

I have a couple of skins in the freezer that I will try and get to shortly, if this is something you're interested in, please contact me.

thanks,

David



Wild type - Red Golden

With all the inbreeding and crossing, finding a good pure golden is getting hard. Notice the pure red. Brilliant and no yellow bar like the male on the sidebar. Wings are solid blue, crest is long and the throat is light in color. This is a nice example of a pure bird.

 

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Females
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I'm looking for pictures of flies and the recipies you used to tie them. Please give me a call or email me for more information.

Thanks!

 


Peafowl

In their pure form there are only 3 species of peafowl; the blue, the green, and the congo. In captivity however, breeding enthusiasts have created close to 225 color mutations that range from white to a very dark colored bird called "midnight". Coming up with names for new colors is as difficult as coming up for names for new paint colors.


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Quick links to other exotics:

 

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softbills

quail

junglefowl

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hookbills

guineafowl

turkey

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