Bourbon hen or tom? Help please

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EmAbTo48, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 2 Bourbons in July. One got a cold and I could not safe him. I am thinking it was the male that passed away as I bought a male and female.

    But here is "she" does this look like a hen?

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  2. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I would say she is a hen, the smaller snood and line of feathers up the back of the neck and head are a dead giveaway. She's a pretty one though.
     
  3. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a full body picture?
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a hen to me
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? It does look like a hen to me, but looking closer I think I'm seeing black edges on the feathers which would indicate male. Look at the breast feathers, do they have light edges or dark?
     
  8. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  9. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    x1 The legs look to thick to me for a female. :/
     
  10. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

     

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