Is there a way to sex chocolate turkey chicks/poults

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kaywould, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. kaywould

    kaywould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one chocolate turkey tom and one chocolate turkey hen. He struts around all day and she completely ignores him. I have never seen them mate and so when she started laying eggs I had little hope they were fertilized. But, I put her first three eggs in the incubator just to see, and all three were fertilized and all three hatched. 2 have the same color markings on the head and the third has a different color marking on the head. I was wondering if that was a way to tell male from female chicks with chocolate turkeys.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cuties.

    I couldn't tell mine by color but didn't look that close last year.
     

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