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65 day old BR sex?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crealbilly, May 18, 2016.

  1. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I can change the sex of my 5 BR turkeys but I would like to know what sex they are. Anyone have any clues or guesses what sex they are? Do you need better different pics?

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  2. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some closeups anyone?

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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guessing 3 hens. 2 gobblers.

    Ones farthest And Closest To Camera are gobblers.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    They are cute. Not sure if they are feathered enough, but the hens chest feathers will be light tipped. The Tom's wont. See if you can see a difference in the chest feathers.
     
  5. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definitely check the chest feathers tonight when the roost. I'll see if I can't get a picture too.

    I really like turkeys, I have this wild flock roaming the property. They let me get close enough for pictures but that's about it.

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  6. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of them roosting I tried to get a good shot of their chest feathers. So they all appear to be hens then?
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  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Those all still have their juvenile feathers. They have to have their mature feathers for the light bottom edges on the breast feathers will be able to distinguish between hens and toms.
    Hen - light lower edges on breast feathers.
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    Tom - No light lower edges on breast feathers.
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  8. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you about how many days or weeks you should be able to tell the difference with the breast feathers? It's not like I can change their sex but I would like to know anyways
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I do pretty good guessing sex at a very young age but for proof positive, I just wait until they have their mature feathers and manners which starts occurring between 3 to 6 months.
     
  10. crealbilly

    crealbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens also display (fan tail feathers, drop wings and puff up feathers)?
     

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