Had 2 hens running my property with similar white shading. One was so light colored I thought she was an albino. It wasn't until she passed under my deer stand that I realized she was a very light grey. The other was more similar to your tom, in that the light shading was more isolated (wings and tail). There are no domestic turkeys anywhere near my property; so I believe (at least in my case) this was just a mutation. That was 2 years ago. Haven't seen anything similar since then.
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When I had my domestic Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys years ago, on occasion I would come home and a wild hen would be laying near the pen waiting to be bread by a gobbler. Mine would gobble at a leaf falling it seemed. Always attracted things. A white gobbler could maybe mate with a wild hen. I was always told that the domestics were too stupid to complete mating. Mine never did. I was told all commercial chicks were from artificial incem.
Ive seen that before. smoke phase is accurate. it comes from a melanin deficiancy. melanin is what give turkeys the brown color. it is very rare i want to say like 1 per 75000 birds but i could be pullin that outta the air. cool bird though! id shoot him! LGE-VM510 NetFront/3.5.1 (GUI) MMP/2.0
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