Interesting facts about Tuvalu

The Polynesian state of Tuvalu, which used to be called “Ellis Islands”, was a former colony that once formed a single administrative entity with the Kiribati islands. After separation from them, it received its current name. The small island state of Tuvalu has established diplomatic relations with Russia. Tuvalu has no railways. The total length […]

Read More →
Interesting facts about snow avalanches

Descending from the mountain slopes, mighty avalanches crush everything in their path. Their appearance can not be foreseen, it is impossible to prevent, and all that remains is to try to protect them from them. The most common reason for a snow avalanche is melting snow, when a layer of water forms between its main […]

Read More →
Interesting facts about apples

Apples come in the daily diet of many people, being not only a source of vitamins, but also just a very delicious fruit. However, very few people, crunching a juicy red-ripe fruit, think about the benefits that it brings to the body. In the average apple about 80 calories. According to archaeological finds, people grew […]

Read More →
Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving ?

In the 17th century, the first European settlers brought with them to Europe the breeds of turkey bred in Europe and began to interbreed these birds with their wild American ancestors. Today the most popular breed in the US is the white Dutch turkey, which gives the most white meat. However, even after this embarrassment […]

Read More →
What color is a turkey ?

In a calm state turkeys have a dark red color; when excited – blue or purple. In turkeys, a bundle of threadlike feathers grows on the chest, and spurs appear on the crochets after reaching sexual maturity. The color of plumage of turkeys depends on belonging to a particular breed. The live weight of the male is […]

Read More →
Scientific name for turkey

Scientific name for turkey is Meleagris. Ordinary turkey is the largest chicken in North America. Birds have a beautiful plumage with metallic luster. Males flaunt outgrowths on the throat and forehead, which give them a formidable appearance Turkeys are looking for food in the fallen leaves and plucking low plants. They feed on beans, beans and […]

Read More →
How many eggs does a turkey lay ?

On average, one turkey lay between 120 and 150 eggs per year. But there are mothers, record holders, able to carry and sit out up to 220 pieces. Turkeys have one feature. The younger the individual, the smaller the egg, although in larger quantities during the season. The very first egg at the beginning of […]

Read More →
Can you eat turkey eggs ?

Yes, you can eat turkey eggs. Europeans first tried the turkey eggs thanks to Columbus: the Spaniards brought turkeys from the American continent to their homeland (therefore these birds are often called “Spanish chickens”). Their eggs weigh about 75 grams, they have a cream-white shell, and the younger the hen, the lighter and smaller her […]

Read More →
Where do turkeys sleep ?

Due to the fact that the turkeys are quite large and heavy birds, the adult wild turkey weighs about 17 kilograms. And contrary to popular belief that these hefty birds live exclusively on the ground, in fact they sleep sitting on the tops of trees, where they are safe from such predators as foxes, coyotes […]

Read More →
How do turkeys mate ?

The breeding season occurs in these birds once a year. Marriage courtship begins in March-April. During this period males demonstrate themselves in all their glory. They approach the females, opening their tails with a fan and plucking the plumage on the remaining parts of the body. At the same time, the wings remain half-open. With […]

Read More →
How much does a turkey weigh ?

Breeding turkeys is a profitable business. The reasons for this success are the small cost of the turkey and the high price of turkey meat. Therefore, it is so important for farmers to know what the weight of the turkey depends on, and how to choose the largest one. This is what will be discussed. […]

Read More →
How many feathers does a turkey have ?

On average, on the body of a turkey, 5000-6000 feathers grow. The feathers of these birds are quite large (especially the winged ones on the wings and the tail feathers in the tail), there is little down. The color of ordinary turkeys is dark. The males are almost entirely black with a light greenish-bronze outflow, […]

Read More →