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New to turkeys, same breed? Different? HALP!

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So these are my two poults that I was worried were starving themselves. They are eating more now, especially when they dump their food bowl over. But here's a question. They are supposedly Red Bourbons. But one of them has significant barring in its feathers compared to the other. I honestly don't care if it isn't a Bourbon, I'd just like to clarify whether it is or is not and whether it would dictate hen vs. tom in that particular breed? Or do I perhaps have another breed that got mixed in with the reds? Either way I love them to bits, although the barred one likes to get out of their pen. He/she is a houdini. 

 

 

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Time will tell if they are mixes, for now they appear to be bourbon reds. Their size is sometimes a sign as far as sex, the toms will often be heavier at that age.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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