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Is there any way to determine the sex of young turkey poults around 3 week old. If not how old are they before you can tell?

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post #2 of 9

You can take a good guess but you can be sure at 12-14 weeks!

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post #3 of 9

At three months I can begin to tell.  At four months I am certain.  Earlier than that is as much luck as discernment.

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post #4 of 9

If you cross bronzes or bourbon reds with narragnasetts, you can tell them apart at about three or four weeks because the hens start to lighten up like narragansetts and the toms keep their richer coloration.  But otherwise, good luck  smile

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Chickens were fun...until I got turkeys!
Narragansetts, Golden Narragnasetts, Royal Palms, Calico, Standard Bronze, Red Bronze, (and a few BB Bronze..but don't tell anyone!)
Mixed flock of laying hens
Mixed-stock pigs

Two-many horses

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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Lagerdogger 

If you cross bronzes or bourbon reds with narragnasetts, you can tell them apart at about three or four weeks because the hens start to lighten up like narragansetts and the toms keep their richer coloration.  But otherwise, good luck  smile


Or you could cross an Auburn with a Bronze and tell at hatch!  The OP didn't say what kind we are dealing with.

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Black Copper Marans, BLRW, SLW, GLW, B,B,S Ameracaunas, EE chickens, Guineas(Pearl, Royal Purple & Lavender), Royal Palms,Standard Bronze, Sweetgrass, Narragansett, Golden Narragansett, Bourbon Red turkeys,  Red Golden, Yellow Golden, Ringneck Pheasants, A&M quail, Black Shoulder, Bronze, White, Pied & IB Peafowl!
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post #6 of 9
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Could you tell at a young age by there poop?

3 Barred Rocks, 2 White Japanese Bantams, 3 Red Pyle Old English Game Bantams, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 4 Eastern Wild Turkey Poults.
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3 Barred Rocks, 2 White Japanese Bantams, 3 Red Pyle Old English Game Bantams, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 4 Eastern Wild Turkey Poults.
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Originally Posted by chichick 

Could you tell at a young age by there poop?


???????  Really?  th


Edited by ColbyNTX - 6/20/11 at 9:37am
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Black Copper Marans, BLRW, SLW, GLW, B,B,S Ameracaunas, EE chickens, Guineas(Pearl, Royal Purple & Lavender), Royal Palms,Standard Bronze, Sweetgrass, Narragansett, Golden Narragansett, Bourbon Red turkeys,  Red Golden, Yellow Golden, Ringneck Pheasants, A&M quail, Black Shoulder, Bronze, White, Pied & IB Peafowl!
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by ColbyNTX 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chichick 

Could you tell at a young age by there poop?


???????  Really?


I've hunted turkey all my life and a way we tell if a gobbleris around is by finding it's poop. You can tell the gender by poop with older turkeys, but I'm wondering if you can with poults. The gobblers poop is long round and J shaped, a hen's makes a little round popcorn shape.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/89775_img_2502.jpg
This is a pic from a turkey book I have on my nook.

3 Barred Rocks, 2 White Japanese Bantams, 3 Red Pyle Old English Game Bantams, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 4 Eastern Wild Turkey Poults.
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3 Barred Rocks, 2 White Japanese Bantams, 3 Red Pyle Old English Game Bantams, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 4 Eastern Wild Turkey Poults.
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post #9 of 9

While that might work with wild birds, domestic birds diets are totally different and I highly doubt you will have luck in sexing this way. However if you are a true poop whisperer, please head over to my house as I have ten poults I would like to find out about. wink

God is good all the time.
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God is good all the time.
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