What are the 3 spots on my turkeys neck?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bryan99705, May 26, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My BBB are about 5 weeks and some have developed 3 round bald spots on their neck. Someone please educate the dummy
     
  2. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newb too [​IMG] but don't they gradually lose all of the feathers from their head and neck as they mature? [​IMG]
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Could you post a pic?
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should lose most of their head feathers/down by about 6 weeks, so your bald spots may be the beginning of balding.
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I can figure out how to post photos. I will. The spots are too symitrical to be the gradual balding plus they are so low on the neck that I'm wondering if its a start of neck waddles or something, hoping it will tell me how many toms I have
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to uploads, follow the instructions, let the software resize your photo. Copy the file link and paste it into your message. The picture will appear when you hit submit.
     
  7. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are going to be Tom's my friend.....[​IMG]
     
  8. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note the small round bump toward the base of the neck. There is a matching one on the opposite side and one centered toward the front
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011

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