Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Beard?

Happy Thanksgiving!
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]

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