The Grand Slam Litter is 3.5 weeks old and cuter than ever. Like their mama, Phanny, they love the camera and it loves them back.
"Eastern" - male
Of the Grand Slam wild turkey species, the eastern turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) is
likely the most familiar. Eastern turkeys range across the eastern United States all the way into Canada
"Goulds" - male
The Gould’s turkey (Meleagris gallopavo mexicana) often left off of some grand slam lists has a range including the southernmost tip of Arizona and New Mexico of the United States and extends south into Mexico.
"Merriams" - female
The Merriam’s wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)
spend their summers at high elevations and their winters in the
lowlands of the Rockies.
"Osceola" - male
The Osceola wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola) is native to Florida is often considered the most difficult of the Wild Turkey Grand Slam.
"Rio Grande" - male
The Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) has the largest population and the widest range of the North American turkey subspecies. Their range extends from the central plains into Texas and west to California and Hawaii.
Grand Slam Litter
In honor of the North American Wild Turkey Grand Slam -
Rio Grande, Merriam's, Gould's, Eastern, and Osceola.