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Why do turkey heads change color?
Just wondering why they change color. I've heard its from the mood they are in. So what moods do the different colors portray? I just shot my first gobbler this morning, and he came in strutting with a very white head. Does anybody know? thanks
Same as you.....testosterone.
Do you know what moods the different colors show?
Most birds use color in males to attract and impress the less-colored female of the species. Ever seen a tom turkey's head change color when he's NOT strutting or fighting?
The Old Sarge
It's about Oxygen levels in the blood and muscle contraction that forces blood to the skin's surface.
LoL! What the....
"It's about Oxygen levels in the blood and muscle contraction that forces blood to the skin's surface."
Dude? ...That's why their head turns blue when you whack 'em.
Hey just imagine if you fed a Tom some Viagra...ok, j/k.
It's God's way of helping you pick a spot, duhhhhh
Bill in MI
Well, at least the Viagra is blue. It'll match their excited necks. ;0)
notice to all toms:
be sure to call a doctor for heads that remain blue for 4 hours or more as permanent injury can occur.
His head changes color for the same reason your "head" gets STIFF!
red white and blue........its pure patriotism, nothing else, and don't believe anyone who says it isn't!!
Hollywood is right. What's with the disbelief, Ike?
Bowfreak biting his tongue and dying to respond but will not as to retain his posting privileges. :)
Then what's blue mean?
"Hollywood is right. What's with the disbelief, Ike?"
The whacking part?
Maybe they read the "action in the turkey blind" thread?