Picture of the Week
Golden Turkeys
Just a request for information about the golden wild turkeys wandering through my yard occasionally. Is the gold color common, what is its origin? Sorry about the poor focus.

Submitted by Jim Roat
Redding, California

Editor's Note: We contacted Scott Gardner, wild turkey biologist, with the California Department of Fish and Game and showed him the picture. Here is his response,

"I would suspect domestic fowl. We know a lot of people are releasing birds on their own, although it is illegal (but probably not well known)."

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