How many feathers does a mature turkey have?


How many feathers does a mature turkey have?


Turkeys are birds with which most people are familiar because they are a common food, especially for certain holidays. Turkeys can be either wild or domestic; many are raised specifically as a food source.

Answer and Explanation:

A mature, or fully grown, turkey can have between 3,500 and 6,000 feathers.

The National Turkey Federation says they have about 3,500 feathers, but...

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Birds: Traits, Types & Importance

from Life Science: Middle School

Chapter 18 / Lesson 1

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