The wild turkey is the largest of North America's game birds.
Adult males, known as toms, or gobblers, normally weigh between 16 and 24 pounds.
Females, known as hens, are smaller than males and usually weigh between 8 and ten pounds.
(Females feathers are) drab, usually brown or gray. They make great camouflage and hide the hens when they sit on their nests.
The largest wild turkey on record weighed 37 pounds.
Wild turkey tails are usually 12 to 15 inches long and are banded at their tips. The color of the bands in the tail varies by subspecies.
Male wild turkeys fan their tails when displaying to attract a mate.
Visit the National Wild Turkey Federation at http://www.nwtf.org/