Is a group of turkeys called a gaggle?
The most popular collective nouns for a group of turkeys are a rafter, a gaggle and a flock. Whilst flock is self-explanatory, rafter is perhaps the most unusual of the three terms and is thought to originate from the fact that turkeys sleep in trees and other high-up places.
What is a litter of turkeys called?
A male turkey is called a tom or a gobbler, a female turkey a hen, and a baby turkey a poult or chick. A young male turkey is called a jake and a young female is called a jenny. A group of wild turkeys is called a flock, a group of domesticated turkeys is commonly referred to as a rafter.
Why are a group of turkeys called a rafter?
According to some sources, because of their habit of perching on construction rafters to roost and seek protection from predators, a group of turkeys is known as a rafter of turkeys. It is the oldest name for a flock of birds flying together.
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