Small and Backyard Flocks October 19, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Caruncles are the brightly colored fleshy bulbous growths on the throat region of turkeys and the face of Muscovy ducks.

Figure 1. Location of the caruncles on a male turkey. Photo: Sally Noll, University of Minnesota.

Figure 2. Caruncles on a Muscovy duck. Source: John Anderson, Ohio State University.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.