Black Spanish Poult coloring

GardienneWings

Songster
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
323
3
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Northern Central Virginia
I just got some Black Spanish poults and I noticed that some have solid white heads and others have black spots in the white. Is there a preference as to what will be a more correctly colored bird or does it make no difference? Also, I have gotten pretty good at guessing gender on my Royal and B. Red poults from the feather coloration, is there any trick to telling gender with the Black Spanish while they are still young?

Val
 

Harp Turkey Ranch

Songster
11 Years
Dec 18, 2008
831
5
141
McCleary, WA
do you have any pics of your poults ??

Sounds from your description that you don't have 100% pure BS poults ??

No there is no way to sex them from their feathers.
 

GardienneWings

Songster
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
323
3
144
Northern Central Virginia
The kids took the battery out of my camera to recharge it and can't remember where they put it :-(

Mine look similar to what you posted except the white extends further back on top of the head (to about the same place the white on the sides of your guy's head stops) On some the white is solid and some have a few black polka-dots on the white.

Val
 

pdpatch

Songster
11 Years
Apr 5, 2008
619
5
140
Hastings, Nebraska
This is the first year we have had Spanish blacks, But I did read someplace that the snood size in the first weeks or so can be a clue as to there sex.

Smaller bumps may be female.

Again I read that some place, but have no idea if it really is true or not. But it's not an excepted method for sexing.

Tom
 

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