|Wild Turkey - Ohio Game and Fish|
The wild turkey is Ohio’s largest upland gamebird, standing three to four feet tall and weighing up to 24 pounds. It has a slim build, long neck, and nearly featherless head. The body feathers appear drab brown at a distance, but are actually iridescent when the bird appears in good light; this iridescence gives the bird its true coloration--bronze with hints of red, green, copper, and gold. The large tail is brown with a black band at the tip. Adult males (gobblers) have a reddish head, a long, tasseled “beard” that dangles from the breast, black-tipped breast feathers, and spurs on the legs. Female (hen) turkeys, have a bluish head, usually no beard, buff-tipped breast feathers, and no spurs.
An adult male turkey will weigh between 17 and 21 pounds; females are slightly smaller at 8 to 11 pounds. Gobblers stand about 40 inches tall; females 30 inches.
Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources