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Can someone help first timer determine the sex (pretty please)?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by polochic, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. polochic

    polochic Out Of The Brooder

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    These are 2 Beltsville White's I hatched last year. I thought I had a pair, but no eggs? I read on BYC that if they have the wire thing coming from the chest it is def. a tom . Sure looks like a hen? Can anyone help? I know I have one tom(left side first pic), but am confused about the other. Does the knob on the nose mean a hen? If it's a hen why no eggs?

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  2. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AR
    Looks like two toms to me.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    2 toms
     
  4. polochic

    polochic Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks. They look so different though, but you guys r the experts? Why does one have the knobby thing on it's nose and the other has the long thing?
     
  5. E-AK(TM)

    E-AK(TM) Out Of The Brooder

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    2 toms. They can elongate their snood (the knob thing).
     
  6. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you end up with a dominant tom and a submissive one. Maybe the other doesn't want to show off and draw a fight from the other? but definitely 2 toms
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens have really tiny snoods, those are both toms. The wire thing coming down from the chest is called a beard, hens actually can have those so that isn't an indication.

    A lot of times I talk to my toms in a high pitched voice (I say 'preeetty baby!) and it gets them to gobbling and displaying. With some experimenting you can find a sound that sets yours off and see if you can get both to display.
     
  8. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    To the OP, try a google search for "raising midget white turkey" and check some of the links out, there are some great resources here on this forum as well. I would definitely recommend reading some older posts here, reading a book about raising turkeys, and of course the internet is a great resource, Google is your best friend [​IMG]
     
  9. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are both toms
     

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