10 week old royal palm?? Is he a tom??? (updated 4 months old now)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by teresa-78, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Songster

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    Hello, well my turkey is 10 weeks old now, and is strutting and chest pushing... please let harold be a tom [​IMG]

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  2. ColbyNTX

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    Looks like a tom. Does he try to gobble? Hens will sometimes strut but don't gobble.
     
  3. teresa-78

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    It has made a gobbly noise on a few occasions... and he walks up to some of my chickens and sort of dances around with a wing stuck out, he is so comical..
     
  4. turkaholic

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    I am 95% sure your "Harold" is a hen. I'll give myself 5% wiggle room at being wrong. [​IMG]
     
  5. Frosty

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    Looks like a hen to me, too, but might be a bit young to tell...
     
  6. teresa-78

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    Oh NO Harold cant be a madge... lol would be my luck, when you want a male you always pick a female, and vice versa lol
     
  7. turkaholic

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    That's OK.... you always need more than ONE turkey!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. teresa-78

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    Quote:[​IMG] see thats my thinking, but I dont think my partner would see it like that... It took loads of pestering to let me have harold/madge lol
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:yep, almost 100% sure of that myself, if it starts getting black lacing on it's breast, then male, but look very henny to me so far, no obvious male characteristics yet, hard to be sure til several months old though, give it 4-5 more weeks
     
  10. Struttn1

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    Quote:I agree that it looks like a hen to me also. Now go find you a 1 year old Harold and you will have lots off baby palms next spring. [​IMG]

    What part of England are you located? We visited England the last 2 summers. My daughter lives at Seaton Carew near Hartlepool.
     
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