are these both male turkeys?

FarmerMike

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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lake city florida
Bought two turkeys this weekend. Were told that they are Narragansett. Told they are both toms but my question is if they are both 9 months old how come they look totally different?

 

FarmerMike

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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lake city florida
Thanks, but who is he displaying for? And why does he drum if there are no turkey hens around? I guess I should buy a couple hens
 

cracked egg

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 29, 2012
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Blackfoot, Idaho
Turkeys will display whenever they feel like it. My toms display year round,especially when my youngest kid is around them. I think they kind have adopted him as they all follow him everywhere. The drumming usually happens early spring thru early summer. I am not a expert on it but assume this is to bring in hens. To me that drum sound can be felt as well as heard so I am sure travels a great distance.

Right now would be the time to get hens for them,
 

cracked egg

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 29, 2012
229
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Blackfoot, Idaho
Should they be of the same breed or will any hen work?
All the varieties of turkeys can breed with each other. I have Sweetgrass I separate out to get pure Sweetgrass birds. I do release them back into the main flock of mixed breeds,Eastern and Rio Grandes after taking my eggs to the hatchery. That way I get a variety of poults running around here.
 
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