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post #1 of 15
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Here are the 12 1/2 week pics, the one I have in "turkey 1" is a good pic and I didnt seem to get a good pic of the other and I will but you can see it in the second pic.  They are bronze or bronze cross, any ideas of the sex?

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6856/turkey1a.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/860/bothturkeys.jpg


Edited by mochicken - 8/19/11 at 5:58pm
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post #2 of 15
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anybody?    I will try to take better pics today

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post #3 of 15

Tough to see in the pictures, but I would guess both hens.

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

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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 #4 of 15

The one on the right could possibly be male but they both look like hens to me too.  My boys are about the same age and they all have their snoods hanging well over their beaks and their neck nodules are all pretty well developed too.  Bronze hens should have a slight white tip to their breast feathers whereas males won't.  Although this isn't necessarily true of crosses.

post #5 of 15
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Yeah I have heard that about the white tracing on the breast feathers,  one of these definitely has the white tip feathers, the other is more of a dark gray or black tracing.  I do believe they may both be hens, makes me sad because the one that got loose recently was developing a snood and looking BIG compared to these two

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post #6 of 15
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A couple more pics,  its hard to get these things to hold still so I can get some pictures lol.  The one on the right in the two turkey pic always has a blue head for some reason,  I read that means they are excited or mad but the other one seems to have a white or silver head all the time.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/184/img2691nn.jpg
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8573/img2722x.jpg


Edited by mochicken - 8/19/11 at 6:01pm
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post #7 of 15

Looks like 2 hens to me too.

I'm not really Royalty,....... just a Royal pain in the...... hey, I see a chicken!
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post #8 of 15

Are they a cross? A bronze hen will have white trim on the breast feathers and I don't see any of that. If you google a picture of a female bronze hen you can see the white compared to the male. Here is a picture of my female stretching. Notice the white trim on her breast feathers? Also, you can see a few on the back feathers. She is 10 months old in this pictures. I hope this helps a little.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/45848_4-12-11t.jpg

post #9 of 15
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The lady I got them from said they may have had a different male involved but she only keeps royal palm and bronze.  I wouldn't think a royal palm male bred to a bronze would change the breast feathers to black instead of white lacing.  One of them does have some white outlined breast feathers but it is not as full as the one you have pictured there.

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post #10 of 15

Actually, that one on the right in your last picture does look like a possible male to me.  That's a bit more snood than I would expect for a young hen.  You might have a pair there...

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