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The male is much larger than the female and has a much more colorful head, although devoid of feathers. To seduce his sweetheart, the turkey unfolds its tail feathers and "does the wheel" like the peacock, while gurgling! The female then lays 4 to 17 eggs which hatch after about 28 days. An omnivorous bird, the turkey is raised for its meat, particularly in France (2nd largest producer in the world). There is another species, the ocellated turkey (meleagris ocellata), which is very rare in breeding.