Confused about this turkey??!? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pookiegoldman, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everytime I go into the run and approach this turkey, it will always sit down and spread out it's wing feathers like it's submitting to me.. BUT I thought that it was a male. It has a few black feathers on the chest. I'm a novice with the turkey thing....any help is appreciated

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  2. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW - He/She is 21 Weeks old... possible eggs soon if female??
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks hennish to me. The snood should be much longer by 21 weeks. A male should also have at least started a beard. If you gently rub the base of the neck in the hollow spot a few inches below where the feathers start, you should be able to find a beard if it is a male.
     
  4. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen to me. Some hens can have beards so that isn't a tell tale sign. I have a lavender hen that has a 1-2 inch beard.
     
  5. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a hen, and she is in the typical "breed me" position. You need a tom! [​IMG]
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a slate hen that does the same thing and she has a beard! When I put a tom in with her she wants nothing to do with him but for me or the kids, she does that!
     

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