Gender confused hen...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bantam Bodon, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Osceola Mills PA
    So my burbon red female hen came up to me yesterday, puffed out her feathers, spread her tail feathers, bent her head, basically displayed for me, and then started to make odd noises that hens do not make as if she was trying to gobble. This went on for a while, she walked around me a bit. I've never seen anything like this before, has anyone every whitnessed their female turkey do this? If you suggest she is a late blooming male, I already considered that thought HOWEVER she is over a year old and this spring laid a clutch of eggs which she sat on for a month.
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    My Hanna does it all the time. She picks the fights in the yard and wins them hands, wings down. She is constantly after my rooster. Funny to watch.

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