Turkey SexFrom thegoldminer 6 years ago
- Published November 1, 2005. shopping list
- Are there any discernible differences between male and female turkeys? shopping list
- When it comes to commercial turkeys, weight is the best indicator of whether a turkey is a tom (male) or a hen (female), as there are no obvious visual cues for distinguishing the two once they reach the market. Representatives from Butterball, Plainville Farms, and Empire Kosher Poultry all said that their smaller turkeys (10 to 16 pounds) tend to be hens, while their larger birds (18 pounds and above) are typically toms. When in the 16- to 18-pound range, a turkey might be either a large hen or a small tom. shopping list
- All of the turkey producers we spoke to agreed that there is no discernible difference in taste between toms and hens and that the age of the bird is what's most important when it comes to tenderness. Because the majority of supermarket turkeys are slaughtered when young (under 28 weeks of age), they are pretty tender—even the tom turkeys. shopping list
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I now consider myself edjumacated. Thank you
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it's fun to read other people's comments on this. I wasn't actually expecting to find anything on turkey sex here, I knew you weren't gonna go there. I thought it was a turkey recipe. Interesting facts, though, thanks!juels in Clayton loved it
I'm ashamed of myself. I must say, curiosity got the best of me. Had to take a peek. I don't know what on earth I was thinking! (Tongue in cheek.)
Great post my friend.
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