How to sex a turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by tdmason, May 4, 2010.

  1. tdmason

    tdmason Out Of The Brooder

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    I just recently purchase two white turkey (assuming the meat kind) just to have something different. I was wondering if the same method of turning them upside down like you can do a chicken would work or not. I know that isn't a sure method for a chicken but I have used it and had it work. These turkeys are three weeks old and I would just really like to know what they are now. Would anyone know from pictures? They look exactly the same to me. LOL!
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    just keep a close eye on them and they will let you know, this guy is 20 days old RP
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  3. tdmason

    tdmason Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thanks! Would it make more difference if one makes a lot more noise than the other? One is quiet and hardly makes a peep and the other never shuts up?
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck sexing turkeys...we've had many discussions on it here......what I've learned is that if it lays an egg, it's a female. [​IMG] I have never been able to sex a turkey. When my turkey from last year started growing a beard I was positive it was a boy...........then it laid an egg [​IMG] And she's loud all of the time!!
     
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