baby turkey noises

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by newham0614, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. newham0614

    newham0614 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    I have a 6 week old bourbon. Does the peeping it's making determine if it's a boy or girl? it peeps then makes a louder adult like peep? Sorry newbie here. Can you tell by the feathers like a chicken? Sorry just really want a hen.
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Doubtful if vocalizations will clue you at 6wk. If you hatched it, or got it as a day old and observed it spending seriuous time strutting its tiny self around, that can sometimes be a give away (our three toms were strutting at 1.5wks).

    Below is a seven wk old RP/S cross. Female. Note the plumage up back of neck and on head, observe the rather long, rather ovoidally shaped skull (male poult's heads tend towards a slightly more short/cubic shape). Male's legs also tend to be slightly longer/slightly greater diameter along the short axis.


    Our jakes started garbled gobbling at about 3months (heard them for the first time one night when they saw a opossum).

    Some commercial producers have bred BB's for longer feather length in males so as to make determination simpler (don't know how that's worked out for them).
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    No they are just talking to each other.

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