Fuzzy vs. Naked

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by columbiacritter, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    At what age do poults lose their fuzz and get naked heads and necks?
    How old are Toms when they start gobbling?
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

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    Heads go bald around 6 weeks old. I don't recalll when gobbling starts. Pretty young though. Certainly by three months you can get a flock gobblng pretty good.
     
  3. My RB are 6 weeks old now and have lost most of there fuzz on there heads and snoods are getting longer and there waddle under there beaks are more pronounced and heads are turning red and the carbuncles are coming in the wort looking things near the base of the neck.
    every once in awhile I will hear a turkey try to gobble its funny sounding its like a teen ager trying to get there voice LOL.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    Sigh, I wish they would keep their fuzz.
     
  5. ButchGood

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    I have 4 BBB, 2 hens and 2 toms. They are 6 and a haf weeks old. They look like this:

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    No Gobbles Yet. Lots of other cool sounds, but No Gobbling.
     
  6. youngwagon

    youngwagon In the Brooder

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    Mine are looking the same...they are something to watch play in the yard.......but one of mine is having an issue with thier leg......have any of you had any issues with legs?
     

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