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How to tell sex of poults?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by r4eboxer, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Now that I think my poults are holding their own and may actually may survive I am curious to the possible sex of the remaining poults.

    Do the toms feather out later than the hens? I know roos do and I can spot a roo at 2 days old and I'm wondering if that holds true for turkeys as well. Any other ways to tell?

    I really need to have a pair of each breed [​IMG]
  2. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    Same question here ... my 1 week old midget whites are doing well.
    Some actually look like they are strutting ... maybe those are toms ?
  3. GobbleGobbleBaw

    GobbleGobbleBaw Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2012
    I"m new to Turkey's as well, but from what I've read, I don't think there's any way to tell their gender until they are older and start gobbling/displaying. I'd love to know if there is a way to tell much sooner than that though!

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