Can you tell me what sex these are yet? (pics)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BellLisamo, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Heres poult #1 [​IMG]

    poult #2 [​IMG]



    they are almost 2 months old now??? i think. someone was talking about some line on their back that helps sex them? These are Royal Palms as i was told.

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. Struttn1

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    In the first pic the poult on the left is a hen and the one on the right looks like a tom. The poult in pic two is not showing any black and at that age they are that makes me think it may not be a Royal Palm. They start getting black at a few weeks.
     
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  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:totally agree!
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    OMG YES!!!!!! Hope you all are right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was only allowed to buy two.... i pray i got a pair! Time to build a big turkey pen!!! [​IMG]

    How can ya tell? The black on #1? and the balding head on #2?
     
  5. farmerlor

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    I agree, that bald head is a dead giveaway
     
  6. sonew123

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    Quote:yup! [​IMG]
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    these are my first turkeys. [​IMG] I thought at first someone was scalping him, or he kept sticking his head through the chicken wire. [​IMG]

    thats funny.

    yay! what luck! out of a 20 st. run, we picked a pair! [​IMG]
     
  8. Struttn1

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    Does bird 2 have any black on its back or tail that we can't see in the pic? If it is a Royal Palm tom it should have more black than the hen. I don't see any at all in the pic which makes me suspicious you have a white breed tom and not a Royal Palm. [​IMG]

    if it is a BB white that was mixed in with the Palms the downside is he probably can't breed your hen.
     
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  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Quote:i havent noticed any black on him at all. Stupid feed store.... well i should blame myself, the guy has no idea about poultry at all, he just knows what they are ... "turkeys". He said i think they are royal palms.

    I dont care, i just wish they were the same breed so i could breed true.... errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr [​IMG]
     
  10. Struttn1

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    Now if that tom is a White Holland or any other breed he will be able to breed your hen but in pic 1 his breast looks very broad to me and I am suspecting he is a BB white.

    At least you know you have a Royal Palm hen so just start looking for a young RP tom and in a couple of months you can process the white tom if he turns out to be a BB.

    If you were near me I have a couple of extra young RP toms about the age of your hen.
     

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