A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot to comment on, but no time to do it. Here are some pics of Banshee.
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    I can't see them on my phone, hope they uploaded.
    I will be back later to see what everyone thinks! And to interject the reasons I was convinced he was a tom.
     
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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Wow that is a tough one MM. The head looks masculine compared to my hens, The snood is longer than a normal hen..

    The legs look way thicker than a hens. I Would not call it a hen yet. Make it lay an egg and prove she is a she!
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    So pretty!! It looks a little boyish to me...
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Feisty that little tom is a cross between a royal palm and a bourbon red. He looks like a sweet grass though!!
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I'm going to be the odd ball here and say hen. The feathers come up pretty far on the neck and the snood is still small compared to my slate boys. My Pebbles has a snood at least that big (it even contacts and expands the tiniest amount) and she's a definite hen.
     
  7. RetiredRon

    RetiredRon Out Of The Brooder

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    Question. .. so I moved my coup a couple days ago. I had a lot of trouble getting my turkeys and chickens in. One night they all went to a smaller coup and u carried them one by one to their coup.

    Both of my Blue Slates have a course little beard about chest level... That would mean both of them are Toms???

    My black one has no little bewee
     
  8. RetiredRon

    RetiredRon Out Of The Brooder

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    I mean no beard
     
  9. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holm - that is a very pretty little tom! I may have to get a royal palm hen for all my bourbon boys if that is the possible offspring :)

    MM - holy cow that is tough, Banshee looks like a.....hmmm, I don't know! Turkules was like that forever - then finally gobbled. Now I'm going to be watching what the experts say :D

    Ron - Some hens have beards, so I don't think that's a foolproof method for deciding it's a tom. Memphis's bourbon hen Annie has a beard. From what I've been reading, gobbling, snoods and breast feather colors are more reliable indicators (the experts will know more about this lol). I sympathize about moving birds - they do not seem to appreciate change :) I recently moved mine into the barn and spent the first week retrieving birds and carrying them to bed each night :rolleyes:
     
  10. RetiredRon

    RetiredRon Out Of The Brooder

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    A Bloody Mary is the drink of choice. .. It's 5 o'clock somewhere. .. it just ain't right without celery salt
     

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