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Guess a sex, Bronze Turkeys. New Pics ;>)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mochicken, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Here are the 12 1/2 week pics, the one I have in "turkey 1" is a good pic and I didnt seem to get a good pic of the other and I will but you can see it in the second pic. They are bronze or bronze cross, any ideas of the sex?

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    anybody? I will try to take better pics today
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tough to see in the pictures, but I would guess both hens.
     
  4. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the right could possibly be male but they both look like hens to me too. My boys are about the same age and they all have their snoods hanging well over their beaks and their neck nodules are all pretty well developed too. Bronze hens should have a slight white tip to their breast feathers whereas males won't. Although this isn't necessarily true of crosses.
     
  5. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I have heard that about the white tracing on the breast feathers, one of these definitely has the white tip feathers, the other is more of a dark gray or black tracing. I do believe they may both be hens, makes me sad because the one that got loose recently was developing a snood and looking BIG compared to these two
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    A couple more pics, its hard to get these things to hold still so I can get some pictures lol. The one on the right in the two turkey pic always has a blue head for some reason, I read that means they are excited or mad but the other one seems to have a white or silver head all the time.

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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Looks like 2 hens to me too.
     
  8. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they a cross? A bronze hen will have white trim on the breast feathers and I don't see any of that. If you google a picture of a female bronze hen you can see the white compared to the male. Here is a picture of my female stretching. Notice the white trim on her breast feathers? Also, you can see a few on the back feathers. She is 10 months old in this pictures. I hope this helps a little.

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  9. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    The lady I got them from said they may have had a different male involved but she only keeps royal palm and bronze. I wouldn't think a royal palm male bred to a bronze would change the breast feathers to black instead of white lacing. One of them does have some white outlined breast feathers but it is not as full as the one you have pictured there.
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, that one on the right in your last picture does look like a possible male to me. That's a bit more snood than I would expect for a young hen. You might have a pair there...
     

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