Gender and Laying

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CakePrincess21, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 7 turkies yay! [​IMG] They are 4 moths old. How do you tell the gender. When can they start laying. They started to make gobble noises. single brested turkies.
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratualtions!

    By four months, gender should be pretty easy. The birds with the snood that sometimes hangs down over the beak aer males. Hen snoods don't stretch out like the males. The males should be much larger. Males have bigger and thicker feet. If they are bronze turkeys, hens have white edges to their breast feathers. The males should be displaying regularly. Females may strut a little, but not like the males. Females don't gobble.

    Eggs should come next spring, February to March or April, depending on where you live.
     
  3. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i think i have 4 males and 3 females. If i go by height and when i see them gobble. so excited first time raising turkies. [​IMG] Any other tips? [​IMG]
     

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