Today's post focuses upon the snood of the Eastern Wild Turkey.
As the bird begins to become aroused the snood begins to lengthen.
In conjunction with the lengthening of the snood the gobbler's head changes colors from being predominately red to varying shades of red, white, and blue.
I have read of research where snood length directly correlates with mating success. Studies have shown that females preferring gobblers with the longest snoods.