Can I keep them?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jandlpoultry, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these two lovely birds that I can keep if they are hens, but if they are toms I can't. So I need some impartial opinions on their gender. Both birds are smaller than their hatchmates, and have smaller snoods. They both have fuzz on their heads, but they strut.

    Here is Pumpkin
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    and this is Peaches
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? Pumpkin looks like a hen to me, but Peaches is looking more like a Tom.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I'd make a guess that the first one (Pumpkin) is a hen, but the last one (Peaches), is a male. I'm not 100% sure, though.
     
  4. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 4 1/2 months old. Pumpkin struts more than peaches, but they both strut more than my birds that I know are hens.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I still think that Peaches is a tom, and Pumpkin is a hen. But I'd wait a month or so and then see what they're like before getting rid of Peaches.
     
  6. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm glad theres a chance I'll get to keep Pumpkin.
     
  7. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to update, Peaches and Pumpkin are both hens!
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    Great!
     

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