Another Tom or Hen Thread

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mrbstephens, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given this turkey yesterday. It's a Bronze Mammoth and about 4 months old. The owners said it's a tom. What do you think?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not a turkey expert, but I think it is a hen.
     
  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you're right, but wanted to get other opinions. I've gobbled at it and it didn't puff up or gobble back. It does turn quite red in the face and blue on top of it's head. I do see a beard.
     
  4. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can anyone else give me an opinion?
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    How much does it weigh?

    That could help me determine what gender it is.

    Good Luck With him/her! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Turkenstein25
     
  6. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really? The weight? Doesn't that differ with whatever they were fed?
     
  7. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Whatever... [​IMG]
     
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    You said you saw a beard, right?

    1 in ten females have beards, and so did one of my females. I'm guessing its a female too.
     
  9. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today he/she displayed it's tail feathers in front of my cat. I don't know if that means anything. Here you can see the redness in it's face.

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  10. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is everyone in a agreance that this is a hen? Do hens turn red and blue on their head when they get agitated? I've seen it do that a few times.
     

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