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Turkey Pictures

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The Snood and Wattle

Close Up - The head of a white male turkey with a lot of red and some blue on its face. There is a black cat behind it

When we think of a male turkey, we think of its long-hanging snood. What some do not know is the wattle and the snood both retract and are not always long.

Snood: the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak. Turns bright red during courtship or when the turkey is upset.

Wattle: the flap of skin under the turkey's chin. Turns bright red during courtship or when the turkey is upset.

Close up - The head of a white turkey whose snood is shriveled up.

At times the snood is all shriveled up to a point.

Close up head shot - The red head of a white turkey whose snood is begining to grow.

As the turkey blows blood to his head his snood begins to grow.

Close up head shot - The red head of a white turkey whose snood is fully grown.

When a male turkey fluffs up he is trying to attract a mate or show how beautiful he is. The snood is most likely used to attract a female because it looks like a long worm when fully grown.

Close up head shot - The red head of a white turkey whose snood is hanging over the side of its mouth. It is looking to the right. Close up - Top down view of whte turkey whose red wattle has descended a little.

It only takes seconds for the snood to grow from an inch to almost a foot long.

Close up head shot - A white turkey whose red snood is hanging over towards the side of its mouth.Close up head shot - A white turkey whose red snood is hanging over almost down to its wattle. Close up head shot - A white turkey whose snood is hanging down past its wattle.
Close up head shot - A white urkey whose long red snood is hanging down towards its bright red wattle. It is looking to the right.