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Can you tell me if this is a hen or tom? If it is a hen, I may go get

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by eggcited2, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen.
     
  3. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is what I thought, but am not expierenced enough to know.

    I saw it on st louis craigslist and also on peoria, il craigslist. The ad on peoria has two pictures.

    Thanks for the help.

    Would a blue slate and bourbon red be ok as a pair? I have them only as pets, not show or such.
     
  4. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a blue slate and bourbon red be ok as a pair? I have them only as pets, not show or such.

    I breed alot of slates and blue together. I posted some pictures in a post yesterday. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=405085

    Your
    first generation would be black based split bronzed based. The next generation you can get alot more colors.

    You could also get rusty blacks in the first generation. I can show you a picture of that too if you do not know what they are.​
     
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  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a hen too before I read what you others posted.
     
  6. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its definitly a hen [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for letting me know what it is. I sent an email to the people asking how old and they said it is 4-5 months. Is that too young to put in with Tom? He is from spring 2009.
     
  8. onthespot

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    Look for a narrow line of feathers running up the back of the neck. Male necks are bald up behind their heads by that point. Hope you get her. She looks great!
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:I say hen and no I don't think it would be too young to put in with a Tom. Are you still here? Go get it! LOL! [​IMG]
     
  10. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's relly hard to tell males and females apart until they are older.

    For instance this Blue Slate Turkeys looks rather similar to the picture you have.
    [​IMG]

    Though that birds turned out to look like this
    [​IMG]
    Not a hen
     

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