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any guesses on sex of these 2 royal palms

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jimmythechicken, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    we have 2 royal palms i think we have a tom an a hen what do you think
    the first head shot is of the bigger bird we think is a tom thanks jim
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The big one does look Tom-ish, the other, hen.
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chirping

    Jun 4, 2010
    Caribou, Maine
    That's what I'd say. How old are they?
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I agree as well.........tom and hen!
  5. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I agree that you probably have a tom and a hen.

    You also asked how old they were. The tom's caruncles and waddle are still relatively undeveloped, and the snood has not started to elongate. Some baselines that I have observed are losing the head feathers at about 6 weeks, and the snood starts to sprout on the toms around 10 weeks. Also, at about 10 weeks, the waddles seem to become large and flappy and the caruncles start to change more rapidly. I'd guess that yours are about 9 weeks, maybe 8 (I just realized how small they still were when I compared them to the guineas).

    Silly me. I just realized that someone else was asking you how old they were. But for fun, are they 8 to 9 weeks?
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    i think the are right around 10 weeks they were started on chick starter so they do not grow as fast as a higher protien starter.thanks for all the help jim

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