Learn how to easily draw a Turkey and find some amazing facts about Turkeys
Learn to Draw a Turkey
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Draw A Turkey – Step-by-Step
When you want to learn how to draw a turkey, the best place to start is with a drawing sheet. This will help you get an idea of the proportions and basic structure of whatever it is you’re trying to draw. Plus, it can be really fun to add your own details and personalize your drawing!
Go through this step-by-step drawing guide for kids before you start to draw.
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Draw a Turkey
Learn how to draw a turkey. You can draw and color it in on the page below. You can follow the grid lines to sketch out your perfect drawing of a turkey with relative ease. Just follow the original image above and continue on with your drawing. Try to match them as closely as possible!
How to Use this Image
You can right-click on this image and Save As the image on your computer or device.
You can take a printout of this printable on an A4 sheet and use this as your coloring sheet.
Download the Coloring Sheet – Learn to Draw a Turkey
You can download this sheet and take a print-out to draw a turkey.
Rate your drawing. You can give stars to your own drawing.
Try practicing till you give yourself a 5-star for your drawing.
Strange and Interesting Facts About Turkeys
You might think you know everything there is to know about turkeys, but how many of these facts have you heard before?
Did you know that the species was native to North America, that the wild turkey has been an emblem of power in Native American culture, or that turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour?
The full list of surprising turkey facts might make your jaw drop and your Thanksgiving dinner more interesting this year!
Read on to learn some new things about turkeys—you might be surprised!
- A turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
- Wild turkeys can fly at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.
- Male turkeys (toms) are usually larger than females (hens), but hens can live longer – up to 10 years, compared to the tom’s average lifespan of just four or five years.
- Male turkeys (toms) can weigh up to 30 pounds, while females (hens) only weigh about 10 pounds.
- Turkeys have excellent hearing and can distinguish between sounds made by other turkeys and by predators.
- Turkeys have excellent eyesight and can see in color.
- Turkeys can live for up to 10 years in the wild, but most turkeys raised for food only live for about 6 months.
- Turkeys are very social animals and live in flocks of up to 30 birds. They feed on insects, seeds, nuts, fruit and vegetables.
- Contrary to popular belief, turkeys do not gobble loudly. The sounds they make are similar to clucking and hissing.
- Turkeys use a form of natural body armor called scales on their legs, which is also found on reptiles like lizards and crocodiles.
- The United States leads the world in turkey production, with more than 27 million tons annually.
- Before domestication, wild turkeys roamed throughout North America from Canada to Central America, with some populations even reaching as far south as Mexico. Today they primarily live in eastern United States near wooded areas.
- It’s thought that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird instead of the bald eagle.
- There are about half a million farms raising turkeys for meat production in the U.S., resulting in more than 25 billion kilograms per year.
- And lastly, wild turkeys taste better because they eat plants that domesticated turkeys never get to eat in captivity.
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