Black, prickley growth on bbw turkey necks.. looks like a burr

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by zowieyellowflame, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

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    I have 5 bbw turkeys and 3 have this burr like thing growing on their necks. I have slaughtered turkey number 6 a couple weeks ago and he had one too. It really, really looks like a burr but it seems to be part of the skin. We cut the neck completely off and discarded, so it isn't really a problem but I would like to know what it is.
     

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    No Idea.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

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    It's the start of the beard.
     
  4. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Songster

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    Quote:that'd be my guess also
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Yep..that's what it is. [​IMG]
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    BEARD! [​IMG] MAYBE PEACH FUZZ! [​IMG]
     
  7. weirdturkeyfreak

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    get some pics that would help me understand
     

  8. zowieyellowflame

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    [​IMG] I just googled turkey beard broad breasted white and on their white chest is a black patch, so yup! I guess it is a beard! Thanks everyone!
     

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