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Anyone else have a turkey like this?

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  • Anyone else have a turkey like this?

    My baby turkey, Wishbone, has decided that the best roost for the night is on top of my miniature mare, Mocha. This has become a nightly ritual. Wishbone waits for me to feed the minis, then he jumps up onto Mocha's back and goes to sleep. Tonight the wind is howling around 25 mph and he was still up there with his head and neck tucked under a wing. He's tried roosting on my other mini but Desi doesn't like it and walks off until Wishbone jumps ship. Mocha doesn't seem to mind. I'll have to sneak out in the middle of the night and see where he goes when Mocha lays down.

    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
    Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
    Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)
    Murphy (April 28, 1994 - May 5, 2017)

  • #2
    haha! That's too cute! And I love his name
    Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? - The horse. (R.Duncan)


    • #3
      Wonder if Mocha still won't mind when Wishbone gets full size?


      • #4
        Turkeys are the funniest animals! That is a cute pic.


        • #5
          Not a Turkey but I had a chicken -Henny Penny- that would sleep on the horses backs at nights and would also ride on their backs during the day. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30...p/IM000767.jpg


          • #6
            Originally posted by charlo View Post
            Not a Turkey but I had a chicken -Henny Penny- that would sleep on the horses backs at nights and would also ride on their backs during the day. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30...p/IM000767.jpg
            Hehe, so did we. Her name was Henny Penny too, but I guess that's not uncommon.
            She even laid eggs on the fat horse, and they would stay in his "crease" all night.
            You are what you dare.


            • Original Poster

              Love the chicken pic Charlo. That's a bigger jump to the top of a horse rather than a mini! GotGait, that's hillarious! Did you find a lot of "scrambled" eggs in your paddock?

              I picked up four new chickens last week that are yet unnamed. Will have to name one Henny Penny!
              Crayola Posse - Pine Green
              Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
              Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)
              Murphy (April 28, 1994 - May 5, 2017)


              • #8
                Originally posted by GotGait View Post
                Hehe, so did we. Her name was Henny Penny too, but I guess that's not uncommon.
                She even laid eggs on the fat horse, and they would stay in his "crease" all night.
                I bet FH could have incubated a fertile egg
                Wouldn't he have been surprised at the peeping coming from his butt...

                What is it with food names for poultry?
                A friend named her first turklet Easter.
                I plead guilty too.
                I have hens named Salad, Noodle & Xtra Crispy.
                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                • #9
                  Already told my (almost) otherwise unnamed hens that when they stop laying, they will immediately earn the name Broth. I do have 2 hens that have other names -- one was given to me and her name is Olivia. the other was my 'free exotic chick" who was the only white in a package of 13 reds and 12 brown-ish easter eggers... her name is Waldo (she's an easter egger too... really exotic but at least a she). the turkeys don't have names yet -- although the 10yo DD said to them last night "Turkey Lurkey -- soon you'll be jerky!" Had to laugh at that one!

                  Not limited to poultry -- I have a cow named Stewie.
                  "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

                  "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike


                  • Original Poster

                    My turkeys so far have been Benny (Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird), Butter (Butterball), Berry (Cranberry), Giblet, and Wishbone. I had a goose named Pate.
                    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
                    Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
                    Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)
                    Murphy (April 28, 1994 - May 5, 2017)


                    • #11
                      We don't name our meat birds (I call them all Roo), but my three barred rock hens are: Emily Chickenson, Jane AustHen, and Charlotte Broooooooonte.

                      MM your turkey and mini are adorable!


                      • #12
                        Oh that's a riot!

                        I had a fat siamese who loved to sleep on my late app mare's rump during the winter. Smart kitty.
                        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                        • #13
                          Turkeys must have a thing for perching on equines!

                          "Crazy is just another point of view" Sonia Dada


                          • #14
                            Our orphaned lamb is named Clarice because when she wanted her bottle.....well....we needed some Silence From The Lamb.


                            • #15
                              MOCHA &amp; Turkey are precious ~

                              MOCHA and her turkey are precious ~
                              Thanks for sharing !
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "