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Is there an easy way to sex turkey poults?

Mary
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Mary
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post #2 of 5

nope !! Not at an early age !!

Older they get some breeds have different colors on certain feathers and some just by their feet,leg and body size if they are all the same age.

Turkeys: Beltsville White - Bourbon Red - Chocolate - Narragansett - Black Spanish - Wishard Bronze Chickens: Black Copper Marans - Cuckoo Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - White Rocks - Other: Pekin Ducks - Boer Goats - Pigs
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Turkeys: Beltsville White - Bourbon Red - Chocolate - Narragansett - Black Spanish - Wishard Bronze Chickens: Black Copper Marans - Cuckoo Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - White Rocks - Other: Pekin Ducks - Boer Goats - Pigs
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post #3 of 5

You can vent sex them but you have to know what to look for.

Steve in NC

post #4 of 5

Hi,

Watch the behaviour of the poults and hopefully by day 9 the little jakes will be strutting. Also, apparently-- you can -almost- tell by the shape of their snood bumps. Something to consider.

gp

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I raise slate turkeys. I would not bet money on anyone's ability to sex turkeys other than vent sexing. I am not knowledgeable on that. I have sold young hens, so I thought, only to have the person bring back a gobbling Tom.

Listen to them "talk" when they are happy. The girls have a louder giggle, the boys will usually make a softer single chirp.

Best way to know for sure is when the boys fluff and strut and the boys don't lay eggs.
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