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4 1/2 mo old RP genders?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Ksane, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone have any ideas if these guys are all males? Or if there's a female in the group? The one swith the question mark is the one I'm not sure about. I *think* the other 2 are boys.
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  2. oldmossinger

    oldmossinger Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not an expert, but the question mark looks like a girl to me. Small snood and high neck feathers. just my opinion.
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from these photos. I think the male? on the right is a hen. By that age, the males should be substantially larger than the females. Also, the makes breast feathers should be showing some black trim while the females are all white. Compare the breast feathers on the left male (with the black edges) to the breast feathers of the right male? (no black edges). Females tend to be lighter colored overallbut your tom doesn't have much color, so maybe the line that you got your birds from just isn't very dark.
     
  4. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope you're right on the sexes, that's what another turkey lady thought also. The male? On the right *is considerably bigger and has thick huge legs that the others don't have. He's the one that struts and gobbles. What confuses me is how red their heads and necks get. Mainly the 2 that I think are males.
    Thanks, everyone.
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Laggerdogger, I checked their chests and like you said and now I'm really hopeful I've got 2 girls amd a boy. The one in the pic with all 3 who's on the right is who gobbles so he's male. He's the one who's bigger and has all kinds of black lacing on his chest. The other 2 have pure white chests, not a single black spot. I'm so glad you mentioned that (I remembered reading it somewhere else after you said it).
    These guys are pets and grew up together, I hated the thought of seperating them. But 2 boys to 1 hen or even 1 boy to 1 girl isn't a very good life for a girl. So now I'm hopeful.
     

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