Hen or Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Maxandjamie, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Maxandjamie

    Maxandjamie In the Brooder

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    At what age can you tell if you have a hen or Tom? A2FD0D6F-7137-4042-A52A-3A45DDBF8CB6.jpeg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Looks like a hen to me.

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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    You can usually tell by 3 months unless dealing with a late developing tom which may require 6 months or longer to show his true sexuality.

    Without knowing its age, it does appear to be a hen.
     
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  4. Maxandjamie

    Maxandjamie In the Brooder

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    3 months old and I haven’t seen any strutting.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Strutting really doesn't mean anything. Both hens and toms can and do strut. Young toms in an environment with a dominant tom also tend to keep their struts to a minimum and can be very late beginning to gobble unless they are out of sight of the tom.

    At 3 months old with normal development many young turkeys can be sexed from a photo. Looks like a hen to me.
     
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