What are juvenile male turkeys called?

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a. jakes

Full-grown males are called toms.

You can tell that a male turkey hasn't reached maturity yet by a couple of physical signs.  Usually, jakes have a shorter beard.  And their tail feathers are longer in the middle, whereas a tom's tail feathers are all the same length.

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