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Turkey question.. your opinion wanted

post #1 of 6
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I will be doing my first Thanksgiving smoke soon.

Is there a taste difference between boy (tom) and girl (hen) turkeys?

I am going to get a fresh turkey if they aren't too expensive. The frozen free range ones were $5 a pound (ouch)!!
post #2 of 6
Can't remember which is which but I know that one is more tender when younger and one is more tender when older, and reversed.
I'm sure someone who knows will let you know shortly.
post #3 of 6
Don't know for sure.


But I can tell you that no turkey is worth 5 dollars a pound IMHO.
post #4 of 6
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Couldn't agree with you more, Ron. They should all be on sale shortly so we will see.
post #5 of 6
Typically the younger the better for either, but, hens are more tender than toms.
post #6 of 6
I cann't recall if the turkey that I have gotten in the past was a tom or a hen I thought they were turkerys. This year I will look to make sure. Then it most be true that even girl birds are tender and sweet hum. Go figure.
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