Hunter on the left was telling us this is how you display your kill. He said this was his ninth bird.
He was showing us how some feathers are round and some are straight and told us that the turkey uses the round feathers to strut for the ladies.
Look at the beautiful color. He was showing us the "beard" of this male bird. It looked and felt like a horse's tail. He said only males have beards.
I truly enjoyed talking with these fellows. Knight's Corner is a check-in station and his bird weighed in at twenty-one pounds. I asked him if he was going to freeze him and save him for Thanksgiving and patting his stomach he told me he was going to take him home and cook him and eat him. The man with the great smile (farmer on right) told us he would buy the beer if we wanted to join them.
But, alas, we were on our way to the wine festival. So, we thanked them for the educational information and the photos and were on our way.