I think my chick is a turkey

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Conjomen, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Conjomen

    Conjomen In the Brooder

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    I really hope you guys can help me. Please excuse my writing English is not my first language.
    My son found an egg at a pound where people dump thier unwanted animals.(theres ducks chickens and geese no turkeys) It was a blue easter egger type egg. My kids and I have wanted to raise chickens for eggs for a very long time. We decided to incubate the found egg.I also bought fertile eggs from 2 different farms to incubate. All total we ended up hatching 6 chicks including the one my son found at the pond. Sorry for the long story I just wanted everyone to have the whole picture.
    I'm almost positive that one of the eggs we hatched from the bought eggs is a turkey. I'm hoping one of you can tell me if it is. It's name is Turkey right now but if it's a turkey its name will become chicken...the rest of the babies are named Silver,Shadow,Knuckles, Nugget and Junior. Thanks for looking and I appreciate any help! Also please excuse the state of the cage I took these pictures right before cleaning time...and I'm sure you all know how messy 6 chicks are...whether it's a chicken or a turkey we really love these little guys, so it'll be living with us in the yard. Only difference is that I know absolutely nothing about raising turkeys so I'm going to have to learn....I had chickens and ducks years ago so I'm pretty confident that I can take care of a turkey too...but any advice is highly appreciated.
     

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  2. 13ChickenGirl

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    IMG_4167.JPG IMG_4173.JPG IMG_4176.JPG Does it have a little knob on its head? Here are some pics of my turkey babies.
     
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  3. R2elk

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    I looked at your three posted pictures and I can guarantee you that there are not any turkey poults in any of those three photos.
     
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  4. Conjomen

    Conjomen In the Brooder

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    Yes! He does i think. Here are a few more pictures. He's also bigger than the other chicks! We called him turkey as a joke but it might have been prophetic...
     

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  5. 13ChickenGirl

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    Hmmm... you can tell by my pics that the turkeys do not have combs or wattles until a MUCH older age. Does yours have a comb?
     
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  6. Conjomen

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    No. Just a little lump on the top of his head. I tried to upload better pictures but somehow I posted the only one I didn't want.
    I just saw your reply. He may just be bigger than the other chicks. I haven't raised any kind of fowl in a long time so I'm out of practice. Thank you.
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    @Conjomen

    that is not a turkey poult

    It looks like an Easter Egger, a mix of Ameraucana and any other breed, likely a large chicken breed, hence it is larger.

    LofMc
     
  8. Conjomen

    Conjomen In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I guess his name is Turkey then!
    I appreciate all the answers.
    So I guess I'm just introducing every one to my little flock...
     
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