6 month old slates male or female????need to know

slates860

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i have two young slates i got from my uncle this year as straight runs one is about twice the size of the other one ,can any one help with sexing these 2 birds for me
thank you

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slates860

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Oct 5, 2010
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you think so, how can you tell ?
i haven't once seen either of the 2 birds gobble or strut around at all
the bigger one of the 2 will extend its snood the other ones is always just point right off the top like in the pics
thanks
 

OmaBird

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
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The long legs give it away. This is two of mine the same age. I try to take a picture of a slate hen next to a tom of the same age to show how they shorter legged.

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slates860

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Oct 5, 2010
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does that mean there too young or immature to gobble or strut around ??????? i never seen or herd either one
 

OmaBird

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
757
5
129
CA High Desert
Day old turkeys can strut. Maybe you do not know how to get them fired up. I can get some of my hens to strut. Did you see the picture I took of my hen? Mine know my whistle even at a young age and to me is not a a way to sex them 100%. I noticed I could not get other people turkeys to gobble and strut like I can to my own. But they where males plenty old enough. I bet they would strut if they had a hen around.
 

slates860

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 5, 2010
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thanks everyone , im just really surprised i never herd either one of them gobbling any other input would be cool thanks
 

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