My snood's bigger than your snood!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickensioux, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    Whatcha think? [​IMG]
     
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  2. lorrir

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    Wow, you win.
     
  3. chickenannie

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    I don't know what snoods are for, but I have a theory they are to hide the beak to make the girl turkeys not be afeared of being pecked. Anyone know what the purpose is?
     
  4. ChanceRider

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  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

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    Quote:LOL, I don't know... the minute a girl turkey gets a look at that big ol' hairy snood.... I'm thinking she'll run the other way!

    A quick Google search of "turkey snood" turned up this....

    http://www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2005/nov/skillbuilder/

    Ha! Well I did better than the NWTF because at least I came up with a snood theory! They say it has no known function.
     
  6. gaviota

    gaviota In the Brooder

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    I think it is just there for display as a sort of barometer of a toms health and virility. All the different parts of strutting and tommish display take a lot of strength and endurance.
    And that is one healthy tom
     
  7. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    WOW! I'm impressed.
     
  8. countrylife

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    Yes, that is quite a snood. Very handsome gentleman!
     
  9. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    I've always believed the snood was designed to attract the female and intimidate other males. This guy wins both ways, I think. Wow!!!
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    it must have a purpose very little in nature is unintentional. And wow he is a handsome fella, good thing my poult cant see my comp or there would be problems.
     

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