Need help sexing baby Turkeys!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by buffygal13, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. buffygal13

    buffygal13 In the Brooder

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    Hello all! I’ve never had Turkeys before and I purchased three of them today. I am hoping they are all girls but I don’t think that is the case. I was wondering if you could help me with sexing my poults. I think they are probably around a week to two weeks old? I could not get a picture of all three together because they would not cooperate with me so I have a picture of each of them individually. The one with the most feathers is a little bigger than the other two. I have attached pictures below!
     

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Your poults are months too young to sex by pictures. Even an experienced turkey raiser is unlikely to be able to accurately sex them at that age. Wait until they are at least 3 months old and maybe someone can help you then.

    In the meantime there is the method posted by @Celie that you can try. I have tried it in the past and been 100% correct and have also been 100% wrong. Be sure to read her second post as it clarifies her first post.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/turkeys-for-2013.725829/page-276#post-11833820

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/turkeys-for-2013.725829/page-276#post-11836985
     
  3. fairie

    fairie Songster

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    Mostly it's "wait and see" some of our have shown dominant signs as early as 2 weeks. Strutting 2 week old fluffy poults are a gas! But females strut as well and can all show dominance over other females.
     

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