Turkey Identification: The Difference Between Tom And Jake Turkey

"You can usually tell the difference between an adult male (a Tom) and a juvenile male (a Jake) turkey by looking at a turkey's tail when he struts. All tail feathers of adult males are the same length. The feathers forming the center of a Jake's tail are usually longer than the rest of the feathers in the tail."

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