A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    see told you I don't know eating them, my husband eats them, I don't eat zucchini either unless it inside something with chocolate. I stand by my original statement, they're pretty.
     
  2. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm in love, this little one crawls into my hand and goes to sleep :love making happy little chirpy noises.
     
  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Aww....
     
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute.
     
  5. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone! I'm new to raising poultry. I have a 15 week old blue slate turkey. Her snood hangs way past her beak when she is relaxing or eating. And she gobbles. We thought only toms gobbled. Is that true?
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and to the turkey talk thread...

    Now for the bad news. You do not have a hen, you have a tom, odds are 95-5. When you said the snood hangs way beyond the beak, I figured tom, when you said gobbles you cinched it.


    BTW I have blue slates and love them!
     
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  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a tom. I've never had a hen with a snood longer than about a half inch & definitely never had 1 gobble. I have had 1 very gender confused girl strutting this summer though. I penned her with the young bbw's & she quit strutting & started laying again. Silly girl!
     
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  8. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]. This is "Grace". Are you seriously telling me she is a he?!
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    [​IMG] yes....



    I showed the picture to my wife who is not a poultry person but watches mine for me.... and she said, "he really thinks that is a hen?"


    (please take it out on her, not me)
     
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  10. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, so... Now what? I have 6 chickens in there with him... Do I have to worry about mixed breeding? Will he get aggressive? I was looking forward to turkey eggs! What do I call him now? [​IMG]

    I've never had turkeys before. The farm supply said hen. [​IMG]
    This is who I fell in love with at the store. Gender doesn't matter, I love him any way!
     
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