Help sexing?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeygirl, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. turkeygirl

    turkeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Im thinking the RP is a male and the BR is a female, but I really dont know. Any help? The RP's (caruncles?) are much larger than the BR's but there snood's look about the same. The other thing is they are about the same size and yet I know the RP's are supposed to be smaller, so maybe the BR is female? first time with turkeys LOL

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  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    he royal palm is 100% male, too much black on him already for a hen.
    The BR is in some poor pics to tell, but his head looks male too, usually the hens are bluer headed
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    On the BR look at the feathers on the breast. A hen will have a thin white edging and a tom will have black.

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  4. turkeygirl

    turkeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ill take some better pics today, and see if someone can help:)
    I was hoping I had a pair but well see...is it ok to have two boys with no females? dont think they will fight?
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I have multiple males in all my breeding pens, just get a short spar every once and a while no real damage. DO NOT add new males to an established group of breeders though, they'll kill him a lot of the time.
    All mine were basically raised together and stayed that way , like that, they do o kay.
     

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