Before you chow down on some turkey, we thought we'd let you in on a little turkey trivia.
Did you know that Turkeys have beards?
"Wild turkey beards grow throughout the life of the bird and usually gain about 4 inches annually. Juvenile males or "Jakes" normally have a beard that is about 2-4 inches in length by their first spring gobbler season. Adult males or "Toms" commonly sport beards that are 8-12 inches in length. The overall length of the beard is regulated by wear as the beard drags the ground."[via]
So the question is, can we live with the fact that we eat our bearded brethren or no?
|See that black tuft hanging from this guy? Yup, that's a turkey beard. Image [via]|