newbie to turkey question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by noblehillfarm, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. noblehillfarm

    noblehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do male naragansett and midget white turkeys get their head dress?
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by head dress?
     
  3. noblehillfarm

    noblehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You will have to excuse my terms but the long extra skin on the toms face that goes over his beak
     
  4. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's called a snood. Sorry, I don't know at what age it starts to develop.
     
  5. Ravenworks71

    Ravenworks71 Out Of The Brooder

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    My guy is 8 months old and his snood changes everyday. It depends on his mood. (like any guy). I didn't discover his beard until a few weeks ago. I found it buried in his chest feathers. Are you sure you have toms? Do you have any pictures? How old are they?
     
  6. noblehillfarm

    noblehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My midgets are very little still like maybe 12 weeks the naragasett Tom belongs to a friend he is about 6 months but was a rescue so not 100 % sure
     
  7. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two midget whites, about 21 weeks old, and they both have nice snoods.
     
  8. noblehillfarm

    noblehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks
     
  9. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The snood should be visible from birth. In the toms, the snood starts to elongate at around 10 weeks. By 16 weeks or so it gets pretty floppy. Toms can make there snoods long or short, hard or floppy, depending on their moods. Most of the time they hold it pretty short. Get them aroused and it will stretch out!
     

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