Need help verifying the gender of my turkeys

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newbean, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Newbean

    Newbean Out Of The Brooder

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    We just had our thanksgiving turkeys butchered, and we are pretty sure that we saved the mom and dad back to breed again next year.

    But I want to make sure. I have a feeling of dread that I made a mistake.

    Can anyone help verify that I have a female here and not 2 males?

    The male is much larger and has a beard. The possible female is the smaller bird.

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    OK, so the mom is coming up on 2 years old, the tom is about 4. If I didn't get the mom, then the bird is one of the 22 week old birds, and should have been butchered. Hopefully it's a hen?
     
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what I am thinking... hen
     
  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wht breed are they?
     
  5. Newbean

    Newbean Out Of The Brooder

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    they are a heritage breed. I'm not certain. They were given to me. My best guess is a bronze or a merriam, or another breed along those lines. when their wings are stretched the feathers are brown and white striped.
     

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