BBBronze Turkeys... Hens or Toms? Picture

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Guitartists, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    These are my first ever turkeys. So I need some help [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Don't remember when I got these.... 3 months ago maybe??? Just the two of them. Some strutting and fluffing the tail..... but no gobbling. I tried to find some good reference pics but could not tell what the differences are when they are younger. When can you tell for absolute certain? Are these guys old enough? They look identical. No blue really on their heads and they frequently look VERY red, especially when they are chasing the roo around.... they don't like him very much since he's gotten so full of himself. [​IMG]

    I'm guessing that these are either both hens or maybe one (it frequently has a very red head) might be a tom?? .... but please tell me for certain and also how you know [​IMG] I really wanted some noisy toms... but maybe next year, yeah? [​IMG] At what age do they begin gobbling???

    Here they are [​IMG] I hope this pic will work well..... I figure it shows them all the way around pretty much since they really look the same feather wise.

  2. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    How old are they?

    Their heads look like hens.... Their snoods (or snoot, as we have always called look short, and they don't have the big lumps around their necks...and no beards yet apparently....
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I'm guessing that you're going to be hearing some gobble gobble-ing. I've only raise one batch (this years are only 2 months) If they are only 3 months, they got a lot going on. You can see the snood falling over, and I think my hen still had more feather up her neck than that, at that age. I'll be interested in seeing what some more folks say.

    PS try whistling real shrill at them, that always got even my young ones gobbling, especially when they were already excited.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  4. dbone

    dbone In the Brooder

    oh man its gonna take me that long to figure out what I have!?!?
  5. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Southwest IN
    They exactly like my three BBbronze toms when they were that age nothing like my hens.[​IMG]
  6. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

    Aug 24, 2008
    Nice looking turkeys [​IMG] We've got 4 BBBronze and 4 white. I just love coloring of the bronzes.

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