13 Year-old bags rare cinnamon phase turkey
By angelamontana

Posted: May 10, 2022

In April, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks posted about an interesting cinnamon phase turkey that a 13 year-old shot:

Congratulations to Chet Wilson, age 13, on a successful hunt at Canal Section WMA!

Wild turkeys come in several different color phases. This bird appears to be an erythristic color phase, meaning it lacks many of the darker pigments that usually give turkeys their black or brown coloration. Birds which are erythristic are commonly referred to as a red or cinnamon phase.