Did our first turken today... surprisingly he wasn't that much easier to pluck. Because of his age (he's about 18 months) he didn't have a lot of pinfeathers, thankfully, like some of the younger ones we did today. But some of his feathers were huge and extremely difficult to pull out despite a good scald. A few questions and thoughts... 1. When pulling out the older roosters huge feathers this snot like bloody goo would come out. What is that? 2. The biggest difference between the turken and other roosters we've processed is that the turken didn't have any HAIR. I was shocked the first time I plucked that chickens have HAIR in addition to feathers. How do you get rid of the hair, and is the hair a phenomena of younger chickens or all breeds but turkens? Thanks.