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

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by slates860, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. slates860

    slates860 Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are Toms.
     
  3. slates860

    slates860 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote: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
     
  4. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  5. slates860

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    does that mean there too young or immature to gobble or strut around ??????? i never seen or herd either one
     
  6. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just going off of snood size I would say toms as well.
     
  7. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. TV

    TV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toms, look at those snoods!
     
  9. slates860

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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
     
  10. vicki2x2

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    Try gobbling at them, that always gets mine going!
     

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