when does the snood grow long in toms?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by spish, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    and does that happen in all breeds of turkeys?


    i have ronquieres turkeys and *hopefully* have a few toms and a few hens, but no ones snood is growing any different from the others?
    they all havea little tiny snood. some turkeys are HUGE with thicker legs and some are smaller with thiner legs...yet all the same snoods?
     
  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The snood will grow and retract as the gobblers gobble. In full strut and on display for all the girls you will see a hanging snood. Scare or spook the same turkey and you can watch the snood retract instantly.
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    By 3 to 6 months of age you should see some snood growth, depending on breed. How old and what breed are your birds.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Quote:now 5 months old - ronquieres turkeys
     

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