A Scientific Look at How Female Turkeys Choose Their Mates

In the latest video from Science Friday, biology researcher Dr. Richard Buchholz discusses his work decoding the surprisingly complex process by which female turkeys choose their mates.

With its fanned plumage and bold strut, a male wild turkey’s display conjures images of Americana and festive feasts. But this grandstanding isn’t intended for human eyes – it’s for female turkeys who actually use it to discern a male’s genetic prowess.

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