Narragansetts... Hens or Toms?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ki4got, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

    Apr 24, 2011
    Roanoke VA
    I've got two young Narragansett turkeys hatched mid April. They both make a 'nork-nork-nork' and a 'bic' sound but I haven't heard any kind of gobbling yet. Hubby says when one is distressed the other struts a bit but I haven't seen it myself except once when I was holding the smaller of the two the other puffed up a bit, but it didn't look like a 'real' strut.

    thoughts? I'd like to have a pair or 2 hens ideally. a friend's got some Narragansetts that hatched about the same time, she says the boys strut all the time, so that's why I'm wondering.

    pic taken today, they are just under 4 months old.


  2. beccaWA

    beccaWA Songster

    Feb 22, 2012
    Eastern WA
    I can't tell too much by the pic, but my three-month-old Bourbon Red jake has more of a snood growing than it looks like yours do. Possibly two jennys (hens).
  3. Bo Garrett

    Bo Garrett Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    These are two hens.

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