Bourbon Red Turkey Sexes??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Grampa with chickens, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi folks,
    I asked a question about sexing my turkeys awhile ago and was told that I'd have to wait until they got older. Steve from SandS said that hens would have white around the edges of the feathers and toms would have black trim. These have white, but I just want to make sure I'm right.

    My question is....What do I have??

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  2. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a head shot and how old are they?
     
  3. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 2 1/2 Months old. I tried to get a head shot this morning, but it didn't turn out> I try again tonight.
     
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I am subscribing to this. I have 2 BR younger than yours but I am already noticing differances. One is lighter than the other and the darker one has light black bars at the end of his longer feathers.
     
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  5. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kinda what I want to know. Mine are light with no black. I guess I have 2 hens. I have 2 eggs in the hatcher now due Sunday. Hopefully, I 'll get one tom out of them. I had a disaster and these 2 were the only ones to survive. [​IMG]
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Well at least you got the 2 cute poults. [​IMG] Hope you get a tom.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look like females but i would wait untill most/all of their adult feathers are in, good luck
     
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  8. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The one with black bars on the feathers is a Tom....
     
  9. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    Quote:I have 8 Pure Bourbon Red poults right now that may or may not be Toms. I put 18 more eggs in the incubator today also have one hen that's sitting on 6 more. If you don't get one I am sure we can get you one somewhere...lol [​IMG]
     
  10. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may take you up on that. I will know better if my miracle 2 hatch on Sunday. They are on "lock down" now. Here goes nothing.
     

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