Why are turkeys sooooo stupid!

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  1. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    why are they so stupid, Here it is pouring rain outside...our pool just overflowed and the darn turkeys are outside looking at the sky with their mouths wide open.. you can see the rain gathering in there. Turkeys are so stupid.... Is there any scientific reason?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well, their brains are the size of a peanut. That goes pretty far towards their intelligence.
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    My understanding is that wild turkeys are amazingly smart and domestic turkeys are amazingly stupid. Maybe it's inbreeding?
     
  4. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Maybe they're drinking.
     
  5. NusuniAdmin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dunno. Could very well be.
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Here's an article that sheds a tiny bit of light on the subject....
     
  7. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I was in kindergarten when we went to one of those petting zoo/animal farm-type places. I remember wearing overalls, and they let me in the pen full of turkeys, and they all started chasing me and pecking at the metal buttons on my overalls! Scared the crap outta me. I remember the guy telling me that they're attracted by shiny stuff, which is why the water trough was polished metal.

    Yup, I'd say they're pretty dumb... wonder what would happen if you stuck some shiny knives in their pen. :p
     
  8. NusuniAdmin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wel if these wild turkeys are this dumb i cannot imagen domestic ones
     
  9. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I always thought turkeys were pretty smart. IIRC Ben Franklin wanted to make them the national bird. Can you imagine a beautiful and majestic turkey on the back of your quarter?
     
  10. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    they might be dumb, but they sure do taste good.
     
  11. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    maybe that's a good thing theyre dumb. they just sit there and drown themselves and then make for one hell of a turkey dinner!! :eek: all those turkeys...mmm...
     
  12. hexstar macrumors member

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    Here you go :D
     

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