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    Hope everyone has their birds roosted tonight. Its gonna be a nasty one tomorrow. I went this evening and put four Toms to bed. There's a flood watch here so I hope they don't float away. Looks like its going to be a poncho kinda day.

    Here is a pic from a bird harvested by a friend in Burke County on opening day. I haven't ever seen white bars on a fan like this. The bird was 9 5/8' with 1' spurs. Im not sure if its genetic or if these birds have interbred with domestic stock turkeys (which there are a lot of around here).

    Has anyone ever seen white fans like this, or have any thoughts on what would cause it?
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    Good Luck to You
    Man That's Beautiful..I would agree that its from breeding with domestic Turkeys because my brother killed 1 a few years ago while working near a recently built sub-division that is real close to a huge farm and the tips of its tail feathers were cream coloured, almost white like a Merriam's. Thats a Cool looking Fan though ...Wouldn't be hard to pick him out of the flock if you caught him on film huh?...Congrats.
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    White in the feathers
    I have seen the same thing its actually real common when there is a turkey farm near. I killed one in VA that was about 1/2 white. A member where I hunt at killed one last year with a white spot on its back and spots on its tail fan.
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    natural
    I think it could be natural. I have seen a few turkeys over the years with some white on them that were not ever near domesticated turkeys.
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