At what age can you tell if you have a Tom or a hen Turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jjrabbit2, May 2, 2009.

  1. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am new at Turkeys I have 2 5 week old poults and the are doing great getting bigger every day! One of them during a kidda play like facing off thing happened and one of them faned its tail out and puffed up like a Tom? The other did nothing. Is this a sign that one is a Tom and the other a Hen. They look so much alike except one is getting a second row of tail feathers now. Oh they are standerd bronze.[​IMG]
     
  2. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple pics of them on my Page. They were taken about a week ago.
     
  3. gaviota

    gaviota Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot remember when I could tell mine apart but you have a while to go yet, with mine they all both hens and toms would fan their tales at a early stage so it means not much.
    When the boys start getting big, bald and cranky is a good sign they are gonna be toms.
     

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