Any idea on gender

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Southernchickens, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are supposed to be a male/female pair. One is darker in color and is slightly larger than the other. Does anyone know what gender they are? I was told that the darker one was the male.
     
  2. turkeygirl

    turkeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Im really new to turkeys so dont count on it, but I would say the darker one looks more like a male to me but I think its to early to know for sure, how old are they? In a couple/few weeks you should be able to tell:) They are beautiful!!
     
  3. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got them Saturday so I have no idea about age. I dont even know what kind they are yet.
     
  4. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Antbody else have any ideas
     
  5. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like bourbon reds to me. I'd say around 3 mo old by coloring. Can't tell by size in the pic. I'm just comparing them to what my poults look like. I can't tell gender on my poults yet either. I'm starting to see the black edging on my older poults which signifies male, (thanks Steve [​IMG] ) but not yet on my younger ones.
     
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darker one looks like a bourbon red, but the lighter one seems too pale...perhaps a palm gene hidden in its background? Or maybe the photo is a little washed out? I'd guess the age at about 8 weeks. From those photos, I couldn't guess the sex. The darker one may be developing some larger caruncles near the base of the neck. In three more weeks it should be easier to tell the sex.
     
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  7. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to turkeys, but they are both MUCH lighter than my BRs.
     
  8. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to turkeys, but they are both MUCH lighter than my BRs.

    Bourbon reds start out fairly pale and gradually darken as they age. This year's group is about 15 weeks old, and still getting darker.​
     
  9. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The person who I got them from has some older adult ones and they are the same color as these are
     
  10. SaraF

    SaraF Out Of The Brooder

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    Both females by what I can tell. Note feminine head, small snood and no apperance of caruncles (bumps on head and start on lower throat) by the look at how big they are, they compare with my Royal Palms, and a male should have his caruncles coming in. and have a larger wattle than the female. I would go ahead and assume both females, but give them another week or too, see if u notice a reder head on one with the wattle larging out more and that "brain" apperance to show on the lower throat.

    I had one Royal Palm, thought it was a male for the longest time, and its a noticeable female [​IMG] opps haha. some are late bloomers so give it time.
     

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