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Urist likes turkeys for their wattle.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 10

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 85 cm3
Mid: 2,500 cm3
Max: 5,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 10-14
Adult at: 1
Max age: 7-10
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 9
Fat 9
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 6
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small forest bird known for the distinctive flaps of skin hanging from its face. It is prized for its meat.

Turkeys are a species of domesticated creature who can be brought on embark or found in the wild, inhabiting temperate wetlands. Males are called turkey gobblers, females are called turkey hens and hatchlings are called poults.

Compared to other domestic poultry, turkeys are the largest in size, being a better food source than the likes of chickens. Turkeys take two years to reach their full weight, while the slightly smaller blue peafowl and geese take only one year. They lay the most eggs in average out of all domestic birds (12, compared to the average 10 eggs of the duck and 9 of the guineafowl), making them the best domestic birds for egg production. Having both genders of turkey around allows one to breed them fairly quickly, though framerate can be negatively impacted by plentiful pathing poults. As with other tame animals, if many turkeys are confined in a small area, they can become overcrowded and start fights. Since poults need no food and have no practical utility until mature, they are generally best caged, where they cannot eat FPS by attempting pathing until they are ready for egg laying or slaughter. Putting a couple in a cage in a dining hall gives dwarves who like turkeys happy thoughts, as well.

Wild turkeys can be captured with cage traps. Training them will render them completely tame.

Some dwarves like turkeys for their wattle, their snood and their gobble.

Admired for its gobble.