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?