BBB Tom? Or Hen?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kcaywood, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is our three-month old BBB cutie male or female? He likes to strut off and on. I'm leaning toward male, but will defer to the experienced folks ... Thanks much! [​IMG]

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  2. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops, meant to post the zoomed-in version ....

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  3. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you wanted a hen because that is definitely one!
     
  4. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    REALLY? I'm so surprised! Yes, I'm thrilled to have a hen! My daughter named her Rapunzel, so I guess she will keep her name. [​IMG] Thank you!
     
  5. FarmMomof3

    FarmMomof3 Out Of The Brooder

    Yup... Hen.

    Turkeys strut as poults regardless of gender... I had a 10 week old hen strut last year... I swore she was a tom but just a late bloomer (because she looked EXACTLY like your photo, i have BBB's as well) but she was a hen... just a butch one.. lol
     
  6. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, my 3 bronze turks look JUST like the photo!! I was thinking they were all 3 toms, but maybe not. When do you think I will be able to tell for sure the sexes apart?
     
  7. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! lol ... so she's just a strong girl ... She is my only turkey, so perhaps feels she must assert herself more! [​IMG]
     
  8. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I am so glad you posted this......I've got two poults that are nearly 6 weeks old, and I cannot tell yet. I got so excited because the Royal Palm was strutting and displaying his tail feathers..........Then I found out the poults all display.....DRAT! Oh well, it'll be fun to watch them grow.
     
  10. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sharon,

    Good luck! If you remember, let us know what the babies turn out to be! I'm happy with my hen. Looking forward to some big, speckled eggs in Spring 2012, hopefully! [​IMG]
     

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