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By the feathers and colors and markings, it seems likely this is a wild turkey, and wild turkeys can and do fly, by the way. I believe domestic turkeys especially in modern agribusiness are bred and fed for excessive weight, which contributes to their lack of flight. My guess is wild turkeys were much more scarce in the 1960's. Were there any groups working on conservation or wildlife rehab at that time?

Interesting take, Lisa. I hadn't even considered that, though it makes a lot of sense. I don't know of any specific efforts to conserve wild turkeys during that era, but that's definitely worth looking into. Thanks for the great comment!

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