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Can someone help me sexing a turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jm93030, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

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    I just got this turkey for $10 dls

    Just like to know if is a boy or a girl?
    and what breed it is?

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    thank you
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

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    It looks like a Broad Breasted Bronze. My guess would be a hen. I'm a total newbie to turkeys though. [​IMG]
     
  3. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

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    Definitely a hen, but I don't know on the breed.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Hen
     
  5. TammyP

    TammyP Songster

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    It looks like a bronze turkey and not sure of the gender.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  6. chickened

    chickened Crowing

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    Looks to be a hen and is a BB Bronze.
     
  7. Inkyspal

    Inkyspal Hatching

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    Why do you guys think this one is a hen? What are the distinguishing features? I've got an 8 week old that I've been trying to figure out myself!
     

  8. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

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    She has a fuzzy head and feathers up the back of her head. Her head is more grayish pink, not as red and the caruncles on her neck are very small, almost nonexistent. But Inkyspal, at 8 weeks, I'm not sure you will be able is distinguish any of that. Turkeys can be tricky.
     
  9. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

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    Short snood, no carruncles (?), and her breast feathers are laced in white instead of being black. [​IMG] Just what I'm looking for with my Standard Bronze.

    BTW...how old is (s)he?
     
  10. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

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    Quote:I dont have abd idea of her age
    We just got her

    Thats why I was curios of sexing her
     

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