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Bourbon Reds - sex at 4 months?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mom2mnem, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. mom2mnem

    mom2mnem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell the sex yet? We've seen it puff up and strut for a few seconds like the tom does, but we've also seen our hen do that!

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can see of her breast feathers it appears that she is a hen. Dark colored hens have light colored lower edges on their breast feathers. The breast feathers of toms do not have that light colored lower edge.

    You are correct that hens can and do strut.
     
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  3. mom2mnem

    mom2mnem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Here are a couple other shots...

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  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen...she's cute.
     
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