1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Is she a he?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SarahFair, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I traded an man 2 turkeys for a goat. He brought them over in the dark so I couldnt see them well, not that I would know a real difference anyways [​IMG] (obviously why Im here)
    He said "now shes young and might not start laying till fall season". Well she hasnt laid yet.
    A couple days ago I was out in the back messing with the male and doing some gobble calls when I noticed "she" was trying to gobble too.

    I think I was duped.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    10,828
    55
    288
    Jan 12, 2012
    Odd how shes not laying yet. But it does look like a she to me.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,921
    24
    213
    Mar 30, 2008
    ND
    The way the snoods stick up look like a pair of males to me :( They look like bronze, if one is a hen it should have white tips on the breast feathers.
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    They are Eastern Wilds
    ...I dont know if that makes a difference [​IMG]
     
  5. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    261
    2
    111
    Jan 2, 2010
    Maryland
    They are both males. And I would call them" bronzes".....If I remember correctly, GA is one of the states where it is illegal to keep eastern wilds.
     
  6. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    The guy hatched them himself..
    Ive asked around about keeping them and looked up laws and cant find anything about keeping them.

    Maybe I can trade him for a couple poults
     
  7. TV

    TV Chillin' With My Peeps

    197
    6
    101
    Aug 26, 2009
    Kansas
    Yep, 2 Bronze toms. They might be Eastern X's but the legs don't appear to be the correct color for pure wilds, too light.
     
  8. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    2,433
    20
    203
    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    Look like Tom's to me too.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by