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Thursday, May 26, 2011

that poults are so cute.
A poult is a baby turkey, in case you're aren't hip to baby animal lingo. (I had to google it!)

My dad texted me on Thursday evening saying he rescued thirteen baby turkeys (their momma was hit by a car), and to come over to take pictures. So, of course I did, I love photographing animals! On the way there Kevin goes "you know they're going to be ugly right?", I agreed but to our surprise they were absolutely precious and looked very similar to chicks. Don't even get me started on how soft they were. Oh my gosh, I just wanted to pet them forever.

I really wish we could have brought them home to raise but alas we don't really have a large enough yard for thirteen adult turkeys. My dad and Kevin took them to an Amish family down the road who will raise them along side their chickens, so it's a happy ending for these little cuties!
xoxo

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  1. That's amazing. I had no idea that's what they looked like either.

    You're so lucky you found a home for them. :) Wish I lived where you do!

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  2. P.S. Did you use a 50mm portrait lens for these shots?

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  3. They are adorable! Out of curiosity though-wouldn't the Amish raise them to eventually kill them?

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  4. These pictures are wonderful and that baby turkey is the cutest little thing! Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. so cute!
    you're so lucky to have a parent/parents that like animals so much!
    My mom hates animals and my dad only likes birds.

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  6. so cute :)
    btw. i'm never eating turkey again!

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  7. wallflower- Yep, my new 50mm 1.4. I'm completely in love with that thing.

    Melissa, I would presume so. It's better than dying now because they don't know how to take care of themselves yet. But you never know, turkeys make really good pets, they might just keep them as friends. :)

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  8. They're so cute!! I used to be so afraid for turkeys, because of the sound they make, haha. But baby animals are always cute (well, almost always). I can imagine how soft they were. =)
    Juliette

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  9. They have beautiful colors!

    We often find sick/hurt birds right outside our home. Every time, we take them to this kind of animal center.

    The best part is when you receive a letter from them, saying they've cured the bird and released it!

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  10. i just posted all these pics on my facebook of the new silkie chicks we just got. you MUST google silkie chickens, you might faint with joy

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  11. awwwww!!! they are super sweet!! what a happy ending for them. you're dad sounds like a really awesome person.

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  12. like it!
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  13. Thanks Kaylah! :D
    And those are seriously cute!

    Lisa x

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  14. What cuties!
    I think it would be so funny if your viewers randomly saw one of these little guys running around your back yard one day while you were doing ootd pics or self portraits. wishful thinking I guess. :)

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  15. So nice you found a home and they look just so amazingly adorable! Beautiful photos as well.

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  16. BABIES!!!!!!! So adorable I can't believe they get so ugly.

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  17. Your dad is amazing! Pretty much every time you share pictures of cute baby animals, it has something to do with your dad rescuing them from somewhere. They are adorable!

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  18. aww man, they are super duper cute. never would've guessed turkey babies were so photogenic.

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  19. Agggh so cute! Almost as cute as the baby bat I just shooed out of my living room :)

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  20. You are so lucky you have a dad that rescues baby animals!
    That's so awesome.

    He must have a really big heart :)

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  21. My favorite is the close up pic of the baby's profile. I want to kiss his little baby turkey beak. Kudos to your dad for saving the babies! Also, who knew that a turkey could have 13 babies at once?!

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  22. :o my wild turkeys just had babies, there so cute runnign around. i have a huge flock of wild turkeys :) i love them.

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  23. I've never seen a baby turkey before! Aww, little darlings! I'm glad they found a new home :)

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  24. Is that the lunar cycle tattooed on the knuckles?! I'm not sure who's knuckles those are, but that is so amazingly awesome on so many levels. I'm all about stuff like that... Oh, and baby turkeys are so cute!!

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  25. Oh my gosh those are so so cute! I never knew baby turkeys are cute!

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  26. i love this set. the first and fourth photos... sigh (:

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  27. Poor mommy turkey! :( but they sure are cute, they might grow up to be cute turkeys!

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  28. I would love a baby turkey-- how cute are these little guys?? They get to be both cute when they are small & sexy when they grow up.

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  29. Awesome post. Cuteness and happy babies.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  30. Adorable! I've always wanted to touch a baby bird, but so far haven't even managed to get near a little chick!

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  31. They are so cute! We only have turkey vultures here. They are... not cute. But we have a whole dozen baby chicks! They are growing really, really fast!

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  32. Eeek, I love their stripey backs!

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  33. your dad is like doctor doolittle!!! wow i didn't know that baby turkeys were called something else! how strange! poor little babies! they are super cute, well any baby chick is cute, really! glad they are going to a good home and close to you so if you wanted to you could always pop over and say hi!

    xo,
    cb

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  34. Oh my gooooodness that 2nd to last photo is HIlarious!! Please tell me I'm not the only one that makes up captions and voices for these type of photos:3 great pics as usual.

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  35. They are so cute!!! ♥♥♥ You made really pretty pictures also and I think that you made the right decision for them.

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  36. Aw, that's so awesome of your family!! I love hearing about how you guys rescue animals of all kinds :)

    They're really adorable- I love how far out their little heads reach out. Very sweet :)

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  37. goodness gracious they are adorable! i love the closeup photo, almost too cute to look at! i can only imagine how soft they were. what a great rescue and great ending! hooray!

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  38. Omg! I had no idea baby turkey's were so cute ♥
    Beautiful photos!

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  39. Aw, so cute! That's awesome that they found a home for them :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  40. Aw they are sooo cute and glad to hear they went to a good home!

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  41. Makes me miss raising baby chicks at home!

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  42. So cute!! How could anyone think these are ugly? I'm glad you found them a nice home. :)

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  43. how adorablee! they are very very cute. their little beady eyes!

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