Yes 6G Galv rod . Then thread what I need.
I have tried 1/4 threaded rod, but was not happy with the results. A little too heavy for my taste and I never could get the right bends... and of course the issues with threaded rod breaking when bent. I never tried annealing it though. What is your method for that ? I was under the impression that it would have to be heated to above it's critical temperature, then carefully cooled ? We have a machine shop on site, but I never tried annealing .
I mark the threaded rod where I know it will be bent, heat it with a small propane torch until the rod is cherry red, set off to the side and let cool...its ready to use, I have actually ran the rod all the way out of the middle of the middle toe and bent it in *90 and never had one snap on me yet....of course I've only mounted about 12 turkeys so far.