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Turkey Weathervane – Fan Tailed

Fan Tailed Turkey Weather Vane


The Wild Turkey weather vane continues to be a popular design here at West Coast Weather Vanes. There are a number of ways we can build this weathervane for you. It can be done in all copper or in a combination of copper and brass or copper and optional gold leaf. The turkey featured in the photo above was made in copper with gold leafed head, legs And feather edge design. We recently finished a Turkey vane for a customer who wanted us to gild the white markings on the bird’s wings and tail. The beak and legs were crafted in brass. Gilding in gold or palladium will add bright contrast to the copper and brass as they weather and patina. This gilding usually remains vivid for more than ten years.

Wild Turkeys are so interesting and visual. Also popular is our Wild Turkey Weathervane-Standing

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the Galliformes. It is one of two species of turkey, the other being the Ocellated Turkey, found in Central and South America. Adult Wild Turkeys have a small, featherless, bluish head; a red throat in males; long reddish-orange to greyish-blue legs; and a dark-brown to black body. The head has fleshy growths called caruncles; in excited turkeys, a fleshy flap on the bill expands, becoming engorged with blood. Males have red wattles on the throat and neck. Each foot has four toes, and males have rear spurs on their lower legs.