Do girl turkeys ever display?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by exop, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. exop

    exop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    The title says it all. Do girl turkeys ever display?

    Some of my females get quite exercised sometimes, just like the males, about some chicken or other they dislike. They seem to particularly hate White Crested Black Polish. They will stand there with their necks extended toward the unfortunate chicken, gibbering and flushed red and blue in the face.

    Seeing their faces change color just like the boys makes me wonder if they have it in them to puff up and strut as well. Any thoughts?
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Do you have any toms. Some girl turkeys will strut if there isnt a male.

    Poor polishes I have one as you can see in my avatar just how you described.[​IMG]
  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth

    Also, once my broody hen hatched out her eggs, she displayed and showed off her new poults.
  4. rfwombat

    rfwombat Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    Humboldt County
    My hens display both to ward other birds away from their very young poults and when there is someone in the yard they don't like. They look exactly like the toms, except no snood!
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    hens will sometimes strut if they are in the mood to..
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Mine strut when they are about to attack my white rooster. That's the signal that he better run. [​IMG]
  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Mine do when they are wanting to fight with a new bird. But not very often.
  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    An interesting exchange between our hens:





    Slate hen put her daughter in her place and order was maintained.
    Display in hens seems limited to need, not extended by `vanity'.

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