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Naraganset trio - sexing

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GoneHomeGrown, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. GoneHomeGrown

    GoneHomeGrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the 2 older birds are female and the younger is a tom. Not quite sure though and would love opinions
    The older are about 4 months old and the younger closer to 3 months.

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  2. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice birds!
    At this age, approach the pen and make a gobbling call. Any males will immediately respond and you'll get your answer! Only males gobble.
    But looking at the photos, I say one of the older "may be a male". The younger is a male.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the older birds, the one in the back in the first pic (is it the same as the third pic down?) looks to me like it may be a male, and the younger one looks male...
     
  4. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
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    I agree with Frosty, one older bird looks like a hen, and the younger looks like a tom. The gobble trick does not always work, I have a hen that struts and gobbles (sounds funny). I know she is a hen because she has hatched three sets of eggs.
     
  5. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When I mean gobble, I mean Gobble! Not sounds funny, just like, or almost. I all the years I've had turkeys (and I've had hundreds ) I never had ahen gobble like a male. Strut yes, that can be very common for a hen to do. DO the gobble..
    Let us know when you find out for sure!
     
  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful turkeys, I just got a 4 month old Narragansett male he is so sweet. Good luck.
     
  7. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    When I mean gobble, I mean Gobble! Not sounds funny, just like, or almost. I all the years I've had turkeys (and I've had hundreds ) I never had ahen gobble like a male. Strut yes, that can be very common for a hen to do. DO the gobble..
    Let us know when you find out for sure!


    Sorry you took what I said wrong. When my hen gobbles it sounds just like a young tom gobble. I'm not going to argue with you. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To the OP it looks like two toms and a hen to me. [​IMG]
     
  8. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't take it wrong geepy, just clarifiying my definition of a gobble from a "half" gobble thats all. No argument from me here! I should have used some of these [​IMG] [​IMG] Apologies!
     
  9. GoneHomeGrown

    GoneHomeGrown Out Of The Brooder

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    You are all right. Neither of the older birds would do any kind of serious displaying and both would occasionaly puff up, but for just a second. Well the younger decided this mornning to let it be known to all that he was trully the man. Very nice strutting and displaying. The older that you all pointed out responded in full form and they both danced around for a while,so the older is just a slower developer I guess. Looks like I do have a bird for Thanksgiving this year and half as many eggs next year. Unfortunatley I did not have the camera with me, but I am sure they will give me plenty of photo ops now.
    Thank you all.
     

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