Will a snood grow back? UPDATED W/PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Eggs4Sale, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    We have a 3-month-old white turkey, feed store white. He's 'brothers' with a bronze feed store turkey. They both have the itty bitty snood that just sticks out, like a hen's. More than a week ago, I noticed his snood was gone. The stump was still there, with a scooped-out area. No blood, no nothing, and no snood. It still looks the same a week later.

    What happened???

    Will it grow back?
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    HUMMMMMMMMM........he got snood napped! I sure don't know, but that has to be awful embarrassing for a turkey.....
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Well, it figures. The very day I post this question, I go out and see that the stupid turkey IS growing a new snood, only it's really skinny compared to the original. It looks creepy, to be honest, but then i can't say it was anything to look at prior to the snood-snatching.
  4. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Mayberry (really!)
    OK, this post/thread has me totally weirded out. How can you not post a picture? You must post a picture.
  5. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Grainger County,TN
    Yes.. a picture would definetly be nice. Snood napping is not very often seen.

    And you do know.. its not the size of the snood. Even a small one can impress the girls [​IMG]
  6. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I wish I had a photo of the snood when it looked scooped-out, but it never occurred to me at the time.

    But here's a picture of how he looks now:

    As you can see, there's a little projection.


    He's sure to be the ladies' man. [​IMG]

    This is his 'brother', and this is exactly what his snood USED to look like:

  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't think it would "grow back", but like if you have a lobe of your liver removed, what is left in the area can enlarge and "replace" it. It must be terribly embarrassing for that young man though.
  9. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    My DH says he saw the brown turkey 'mate' with the snood-chopped turkey the other day. How humiliating.
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Snoods will elongate and retract, almost to nothing depending on their mood, how they feel etc..... I don't think it would have "grown" back so quickly. How old are they? Palm one looks a little girl y..............

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