I think I may have been wrong ...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cheraboo, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

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    We have eight turkeys the kids are raising for 4H to take to fair in August. We've never seen them strut or anything close to it. I just figured we had all hens. Well tonight we heard one of them gobbling. Just the Toms gobble, right?

    Here's a pic of some of our birds [​IMG] I just love turkeys!

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  2. tbone

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    you have a few gobblers there i think....
     
  3. onthespot

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    all the ones with the hanging red dewlap under their chin are boys.
     
  4. tbone

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    thats what i was thinking . i havent hatched any younguns for so long i wasnt a 100% shure. looks like one maybe two hens too me????
     
  5. cashela

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    Do the hens get a smaller flap thing? [​IMG]
     
  6. cheraboo

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    Quote:The wattle? Do the carunkles change color on he hens and toms?
     
  7. Struttn1

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    They all look like toms to me.
     
  8. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    It's hard to tell on the two white ones in the middle and I can't see one of the black ones in the back very well but the two in front and one of the blacks in back are definitely Toms.
     
  9. cheraboo

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    Cool! But they still all look the same to me [​IMG] No gobbling lately - just a lot of chirping. Crazy birds [​IMG]
     
  10. dbone

    dbone In the Brooder

    OK, then the red heds, with the chin thing drooping down qualifies them as toms? just to recap what was said....
    I will have to post a photo of mine now that they are getting older. the heads are really red, but only at times...or maybe it is the light. oh well. they taste the same or different?
     

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