There has been a lot of tail wagging around the puppy palace lately. And it ain’t because we got puppies in there. As you may know the puppy palace has become “Turkey Town” Don’t worry Turkey Town is just a temporary home until a more appropriate facilities can be constructed. Lassen does not care. All he knows is he cannot stop staring and drooling over these strange walking birds. Maisie does not care either. Her taste buds are on fire. She is suddenly hungry and she has no puppies to feed. We’ve got a variety of turkeys now. Inside in the whelping box we now have some heritage turkeys! Heritage means they are not bred just for meat. They can live long lives for a turkey, unlike meat turkeys which can MAYBE live till one year old. Wikipedia’s definition states “Heritage turkeys are a variety of strains of domestic turkey which retain historic characteristics that are no longer present in the majority of turkeys raised for consumption since the mid-20th century.” The two yellows are Royal Palms and will turn white and black and the blacks are Spanish blacks. They will be inside Turkey Town for awhile. Outside we have our slightly older Rio Grands or just plain old wild turkeys who are indigenous to our area. They are the ones I wrote about recently. They are now outside birds and live in the yard of Turkey Town. Do you like my impromptu turkey coop…I mean turkey town?Taking photo’s trough a wire fence is a challenge. But I used my super photographer skills to focus right in on these wild ones. I think these are the hens you are looking at through the fence. Just like the Sundogs and the Manx brothers have to too. A couple of them are starting to get those weird red bumps on their necks…called turkey beards. So I’m sure we got a couple gobblers! Tom Turkeys in Turkey Town. I hope they like turkey town and don’t fly away some day once they are big enough and I decide to let them out.Stay tuned for more Turkey Town Tails.