Am I a Tom or a hen??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Wyogirl, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a Tom but????? Need some input
    Thanks
    Ayda
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a tom to me...

    Editing to add that hens don't have much of a snood, and they have white edging on the breast feathers (at least bronze hens do).
     
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  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! I have a red bourbon hen or are they called hens??? How soon do they start mating??
    Ayda
    PS Am new to turkeys have lots of chickens, my DH loves the turkeys
     
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They start mating in the spring, usually when it's still cold out. Yes, the females are called hens [​IMG] Turkeys are awesome, just really curious about everything. If you look at your BR hen, she should have a tiny snood, light edges on her breast feathers, and a line of feathers or hair going to the top of her head.
     
  5. Mr Eggcentric

    Mr Eggcentric Out Of The Brooder

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    I say tom.
     
  6. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it's a Jake. Check to see if he has spurs and true to look for a beard growing.
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a Tom with no doubt.
     
  8. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a young tom.
     
  9. MuddyChicken

    MuddyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely a tom
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    I say Tom.
     

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