I got Turkeys wohoo now a qustion

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mamato3, May 30, 2010.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    I got 4 bbw turkeys and 2 bourban reds. 1 of the bbw died so i only have 3. Anyway the question is can you early sex them by there personalty. Ive got 1 bourbon red that has decided im his surrogate mom when im in the coop he his always trying to get in my lap and snuggle into my shirt so cute. So when i do chores outside ive got him in a hanky carrying him around. I call him Mr Snuggles lol though i dont know if its a boy or girl yet. The other bourbon is stand offish i can hold it but does not require attention like Mr Snuggles. The only problem i got is i hope he does not want me to carry him around we he gets to be his adult size i just cant belive how small he is. Anyway are boys more friendly or girls more friendly or is this normal turkey behavior. My others are all friendly and very interested in me. But he will almost trample and chick or turkey in his way to get to me.
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Songster

    May 10, 2010
    CA High Desert
    My Toms are always the ones that want to be in your face all the time. My hens stay farther away and could do without human contact.
  3. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    Yes those Toms will follow you all over the yard.
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    My first time with turkeys too, just got four new babies. One is super cuddly and wants to be held the other three would fly to the tree top if I let them. I was also guessing that the cuddle bug was a boy especially considering the personality of their daddy. are you noticing a difference in the size of their nose "bump"?
  5. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    alright i hope i got 1 tom 1 hen. The only difference i see is mr snuggles is smaller looking as soon as i pick him up he goes to sleep i sure hope nothing wrong with him. they both got the nose bump.

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