Guagolota: Spanish name for a female turkey.
Pipillito: Spanish name for a baby turkey.
When I found out we were going to Mexico for Christmas
I wanted to ask my family down in Mexico to buy some type of baby animal for my kids,
they love baby animals.
But I got all busy preparing for the trip that I forgot to ask.
Then when we got there, among the many news my Mom told me was that,
her guagolota was waiting for her eggs to hatch!
I asked her when the pipillitos were going to hatch, but she had no clue.
But the next day we got there, I heard them chirping!
Mom quickly came to see if the pipilitos were hatched, and they were!
My kids were thrilled to see and hold baby turkeys!
Five facts about turkeys.
- Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States!
- A female turkey lays 4 to 18 eggs.
- Males take no role in the care of young turkeys
- Males turkey gather in clearings to perform courtships display, they puff up their body feathers, flare their tails into a vertical fan and strut slowly while giving a characteristic gobbling call.
- Only males gobble. They gobble with a distinctive sound that can be heard a mile away!