Male turkeys are called "toms." Female turkeys are called "hens." Baby turkeys are called "poults."
Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.
The skin that grows from the base of the beak and hangs down over the beak, is called the "snood." It is very long on male turkeys. The skin that hangs from the neck is the "wattle."
Turkey eggs are tan in color with little brown spots. They are about twice as big as chicken eggs.
Turkeys raised on a farm cannot fly. Wild turkeys can fly as fast as a car on the highway. They can run very fast on the ground too.
Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey was so American that it should be the national symbol instead of the eagle.
When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin sat down to enjoy the first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey and all of the trimmings.