Do Hens and Toms have same feathering (Flat ends)?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Habibs Hens, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    I was Curious to know

    do Turkey Hens and Toms have the same feathers

    I know that they difrentiate in how the Plumage looks with Toms being more elaborate

    but do hens get the flat feathers as well as the toms

    i have a Bronze dunno its age but i would say 7-10 weeks and im trying to sex it

    it has a tiny snoodle but then both sexes have that

    its not looking any different so cant say yet no beard yet

    and it has alot of flat feathers on its neck and hackle
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    sure do

  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    The best feather distinction is that the hens breast feathers will appear lighter and the toms darker. Hens breast feathers will develop lighter tips than the toms. This happens for most of the common color varieties.

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