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Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jenjscott, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    My little 6 wk old I thought it was a hen Royal Palm was gobbling today. I heard a gobble and thought it was the bbw that has been displaying. So I whistled and the RP answered me!
     
  2. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Narragansetts started gobbling at about that age too. My 4 year old daughter crows like a roo at them and the whole flock (11) gobble back at her. So I think both sexes gobble. I have 6 that puff up and strut, so I'm hoping that means the remaining ones are hens. Sheesh! Why is it so hard to sex a turkey?! [​IMG]
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I tought only the Jakes, Toms, and Gobblers gobbled.
     
  4. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh oh! Are you telling me I have a whole flock of toms!?! Kinda puts a damper on the breeding program!![​IMG]
     
  5. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    [​IMG] Hi Jen!!!!!

    I have 2 turkey eggs on Day 28 in my incubator right now.
    Oh, I hope they hatch. We want to replace our sweet turkey that passed away.

    Isn't it neat to hear them gobble!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Haha. Aren't turkeys funny?

    I have a 5 or 6 week old royal palm crossed with a bourbon red that struts around in his brooder and makes the "spitting" sound when his wings touch the ground. Fingers crossed that it's a gobbler, because I only have 1 male outside and I'd like another, [​IMG].
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Today one of my bourbon reds started strutting and gobbling, I hope the other two are hens!
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sometimes if you put a strange object in their pen for them to investigate the toms will start strutting and gobbling and hitting the object w/it's wings. It helps me tell sometimes because even my hens will strut but not use their wings to hit.
     
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I love my turkeys! They think I'm their mommy! [​IMG]

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    Shhhhh! Don't tell them I eat my young [​IMG]
     
  10. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I've got the same thing going on here![​IMG]
     

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