North Dakota Turkey Federation

The North Dakota Turkey Federation is a group of turkey producers that serve to raise awareness to the healthy benefits of eating turkey. North Dakota takes pride in its turkey producers. The North Dakota Turkey Federation (NDTF) meets annually to collaborate, network and strengthen its turkey producers to produce nourishing products.



The Carnuncle- a red-pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey.

The Snood- a long, red, fleshy growth from the base of the beak that hangs down over the beak.

The Wattle- a bright red appendage at the neck.

The Beard- a black lock of hair found on the chest of the male turkey.

A large group of turkeys is called a flock.

A baby turkey is called a poult and is tan and brown.

Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks and are larger than chicken eggs.

Toms are male turkeys. Hens are female turkeys.


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