Any easy way to sex blue slates?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by shelleyd2008, May 28, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have 3 young slate turkeys, about 6 weeks old. They are all from the same breeder, all the same age, but one of them is about twice as big as the others, and this one 'calls' all the time. I never hear the other 2 calling. I think I have 1 tom and 2 hens, going by their size, but I was wondering if there is another, sure-fire way, to tell the sexes of them?
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    there isnt one at this age.
    If they all hatched at the same time, body size, and leg thickness will be a decent guess at male /females, obviously the males being bigger. It takes time on turkeys though out side of the bronze, you can feather sex them at about 12 weeks
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I've noticed that on most of my baby turkeys of various breeds at hatch or shortly after, the males little snoods seem to be bigger and button like where as the females snoods tend to be small and thinner. It is normally pretty correct for me.
     

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