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hen or tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sylverfly, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell if your turkey is a tom or a hen. My pet turkey is about 5 months old. Here is a head shot I will try to get a body shot later if needed. Also is there a way to tell what kind of turkey it is everyone always asks me and I have no idea, wild, bronze, broad breasted no clue here.

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  2. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you get a full body shot and a shot of the feet, then I can answer the breed and whether its a tom or a hen.
    ps is this a house turkey?
     
  3. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No not a house turkey but if I go into the house it tries to fly in through the windows and screams until I come back out, so I guess it wants to be a house turkey but that is not going to happen anytime soon. It is just a very friendly turkey. Heres a body and foot shot, forgive me for the dirty coop the turkey is rarely in there and as soon as the ground unfreezes the coop will be cleaned well.
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  5. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a tom, it also looks like it could be a broad breasyed bronze cross. Looking at the feet it looks like it has wild in him so who knows, when you cross a wild you usely get really different colors so this guy might just be a wild...I guess I broke my promise lol!
     
  6. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol!
     
  7. Mort Bondurant

    Mort Bondurant Out Of The Brooder

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    The best way to tell is to check the hat and then taste it. I'm half sure that this is a tom.

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  8. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bronze/Narraganset's HEN!!!!!!! SHE NEEDS A BONNET [​IMG] IS THIS THE ONLY TURKEY YOU HAVE?? IF SO THEN HE IS A SHE. I KNOW BECAUSE "No not a house turkey but if I go into the house it tries to fly in through the windows and screams until I come back out, so I guess it wants to be a house turkey but that is not going to happen anytime soon. It is just a very friendly turkey." THE HEN SEE YOU AS HER TOM AND WILL FOLLOW YOU ANY WHERE YOU GO!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] only hens are this friendly, I know because I have toms and hens. some of my hens will have nothing to do with the toms which breaks the toms hearts [​IMG] they will have only me AND WILL ONLY FOLLOW ME ANYWHERE [​IMG] WHY, I DO NOT KNOW BUT IT SHUR IS FUNNY TO SEE THEM do so. if I am somewhere outside and they need to be closer, I do a turkey call and man do they COME RUNNING TO CATCH UP TO ME!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sylverfly, your bird is 100% male. Anyone who tells you it is a hen is either pulling your leg or doesn't know how to sex a turkey.
    At this age, all the plumage characteristics of a tom are evident. The dark barring on the breast, wing coverts and sides,and the pronounced snood and carruncles..... all tom. Get him a girl friend or two and you'll be in the turkey business in no time. And yes, he will be fertile his first spring.
     

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