Am I a Tom or a hen??

Frosty

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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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Wyogirl

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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
 

Frosty

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They start mating in the spring, usually when it's still cold out. Yes, the females are called hens
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.
 

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