About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?

Answer Though the exact number varies based on size and gender, most mature adult turkeys have approximately 3,500 feathers on their bodies. Turkeys have a fan-like tail of larger feathers, and their head... Read More »

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How many feathers does a mature turkey have?

The average mature domesticated turkey has approximately 3,500 feathers. Feathers cover most of a turkey's body, with the exception of the head and neck. These feathers allow for short bursts of fl... Read More »

How many feathers are on a mature tom turkey?

An adult male turkey is called a tom, and a juvenile male turkey is called a jake. By the time a tom turkey reaches maturity, he will have about 5,500 or 6,000 feathers. The feathers provide shelt... Read More »

Facts on Turkey Feathers?

At full maturity, turkeys have 3,500 feathers, most of which are disposed at the time they are killed, or taken by people, such as Native American artists, for crafts or tribal regalia. In certain ... Read More »

How many tail feathers does a turkey have?

Turkeys have 18 tail feathers. Each of these feathers is 12 to 15 inches long. Male turkeys, also called toms, display their feathers--called a fan--as a means of attracting a mate.References:Texas... Read More »