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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

    Jul 28, 2008
    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.






    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?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Looks like a hen to me.
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    thats what I am thinking... hen
  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    wht breed are they?
  5. Newbean

    Newbean Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    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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