The Smoke Phase Wild Turkey.

Many people have been arguing about online about the smoke phase wild turkey. Some are claiming this is nothing more than a pen raised turkey while others claim its a cross between wild and domestic. I decided to do a little research on these beautiful birds, so I could shed some light on the subject.

Smoke phase turkey occur naturally and can range widely in their color. Around 1% of turkey are smoke phase, and Experts estimate that nearly 95% are females. There is no scientific evidence that these are bread with domesticated turkey.  Note that this is not the same as a true albino turkey with pink eyes

The partially white or smoke-phase turkeys occur naturally,” said Tom
Glines, Minnesota’s senior regional director for the National Wild
Turkey Federation. “The white or gray feathers are black-tipped and the
birds are beautiful.”

 

Eric Orlando with a smoke phased Osceola.

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