Scappoose Farms

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Halloween is upon us! Thanksgiving isn't too far away!

Hello again,

Have you ever seen a turkey's beard? You probably know that they have waddles, snoods, caruncles - but beards?

A turkey beard is a clump of feathers that appears on the breast of a mature turkey. It's indication means the bird has matured to a full size and is ready for processing. Under that beard is a nice healthy layer of fat as the final growth development.

Voila! You have a natural self-basting turkey.

The key is raising them till maturity which is generally 24-28 weeks.

Wondering what a waddle is? Or it's purpose?  Check in next week and I'll explain the waddle and the snood.

Ain't life great! 

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