3 week olds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by sgtmck1, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. sgtmck1

    sgtmck1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have three week old narransetts. How long befor you can tell the sex?
     
  2. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you watch them enough, males will often display even before they grow any tail feathers. Its really cute when the boys are trying to look like men! They stick their little wings down and push up their little nubby tails. So you can recognize them by behavior if you spend a lot of time with them. By 7 or 8 weeks they should be strutting regularly and the neck bumps (caruncles) should be getting bigger on the toms, and by 9 or 10 weeks the snood should be elongating. This year, I started hearing some rookie gobbles around 8 weeks as well.
     
  4. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 3 weeks you might just spot some differences in over all size but I think it's a bit early to judge with any certainty.
     

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