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Breed and gender?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by thecrumbler, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. thecrumbler

    thecrumbler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our six week old poults have been growing like crazy. I hear contradicting info on whether or not you can tell their gender or not, and I'm not sure on the brown one's breed (the guy said Black something?!) so thought I'd get some opinions :)

    They're pets now, not for food, I'm worried we have a boy and girl which would mean...more turkeys, lol. What do you think??

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    Tigey (brown) struts all the time (I'm thinking boy)...

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    Gobbles (white) is more submissive but can hold her own (I'm hoping girl)

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    Gobbles is slightly smaller body and feet wise, snood is slightly smaller, but then again they're not the same breed. She's gotten a "flush" (red) head before, though Tigey is the serial strutter. Both their heads are balding a bit.
     
  2. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two toms.
    Remember the BBB don't live long.
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I think they are both toms, but I'm not 100% sure on the white one. What breed(s) are they?
     
  4. thecrumbler

    thecrumbler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The store we got them from said they only sold Standard Bronze and White Holland this year. We got one of each. Hmm.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm glad to hear that they're not Broad Breasted Bronze (which have a very short lifespan). [​IMG] I hope at least one is a hen.
     
  6. MamaBird072316

    MamaBird072316 Out Of The Brooder

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    Crumbler how are these guys? So cute. They look like hens at this stage. So hard to tell. Although the balding on both does make them look like toms. What's the update?
     
  7. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Similar to what me and my wife have, she has the White Holland Tom named Jupiter and I have the Bronze Hen named Mars. Jupiter likes to pose for the camera

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  8. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mars likes to sit with and mother me
     

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