Do I have a Tom or a hen?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Maryallison, May 28, 2010.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok....Just 4 days ago I bought a trio. 2 hens and a Tom. This is my 1st time owning turkeys. The Tom is a Bronze, 1 hen in bronze and we have 1 black Spanish. "Teresa" (the black spanish) is now acting like a Tom. When the large Tom puffs out so does Teresa? Is she just imitating Tom or is she a Tom? Unpuffed she looks just like a hen with no extra red hanging from her throat like Tom has.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens will now and then strut like a Tom. If they don't have a waddle like the for sure Tom and they're the same age, it's probably a hen.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    hens will do it, especially in new setting or around new pen mates to establish dominace, like the other post said, if she doesnt have a large wattle or long snood hanging off her beak, you have a hen
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! [​IMG] I am happy to know Teresa is still "Teresa" hahaha
     

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