female vs. male

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cray4en, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. cray4en

    cray4en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question:

    I have two turkeys that have beards. I thought that they were female but I was told no that they have beards so they are male. BUT they do not have spurs? All my other males have spurs. Do all males have spurs? Do only males have beards? They are not pure but the breed is Royal Palm. They also do not strut........

    Thank you.
     
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen PLENTY of female turkey's with beards
     
  3. bmmkh

    bmmkh Out Of The Brooder

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    Some hen turkeys can have beards. It depends on how old they are for the spurs, the older they are the bigger the spur gets. Gobblers also have a long snod. If there is a dominant male close by the other males will not strut. Do they gobble?
     
  4. cray4en

    cray4en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not have a long snod. They do not gobble.
     
  5. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm saying they're hens
     
  6. bmmkh

    bmmkh Out Of The Brooder

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    I say they are hens
     
  7. rreid87

    rreid87 Out Of The Brooder

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    20% of turkey hens will have a beard
     
  8. cray4en

    cray4en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope/think they hens
     

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