can you tell sex at 6 weeks?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by newham0614, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. newham0614

    newham0614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the option of trying to bye a 6 week old turkey but need to know what to look for. I can't have a tom now. Way too big.
    Any advice please?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boy, at six weeks it's tough especially if you've never had turkeys before so you don't know what they look like comparatively. If there's several poults to choose from and you HAVE to have a hen look for the one that's got the smallest snood, thinner legs, and more hair on their heads. The boys will start going bald about now and will start thickening up a little. If you're getting bourbons the boys will have black lacing and the girls will have white. Other than that, I wish you luck.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If you're getting bourbons the boys will have black lacing and the girls will have white.

    Exactly!

    Steve​
     

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