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Raise your hand if you know what a wattle is. • Is it to walk with short steps swaying from side to side like a duck? No…that is waddle. • Is it something you stick in the toaster to eat for breakfast? No…that is a waffle. • Is it a noise that a turkey makes? No…that is gobble. BUT…You’re getting closer! Here are a couple of hints: You guessed it! It is the bright red skin that hangs from a male turkey’s neck! Now let’s learns the other parts of a turkey! beard - Male turkeys (and a few females) have a bundle of long, thin, dark feather on snood - The flap of skin that grows from the base of the turkey's bill and hangs over the chest, called a beard. the bill. bill - Turkeys have a hard, pointed bill (also called the beak) which they use to get spur on leg - Male turkeys have a spike above each foot. food. They eat insects, worms, fruit, seeds, acorns, grains, slugs, snails, and many tail fan - The long, colorful tail feathers of the turkey. other foods wattle - Bright red skin that hangs from a turkey's neck. caruncle - The reddish-pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey. eye - Turkeys have two eyes and excellent vision.
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