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New to turkeys, same breed? Different? HALP!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jmartin0411, May 31, 2016.

  1. jmartin0411

    jmartin0411 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    So these are my two poults that I was worried were starving themselves. They are eating more now, especially when they dump their food bowl over. But here's a question. They are supposedly Red Bourbons. But one of them has significant barring in its feathers compared to the other. I honestly don't care if it isn't a Bourbon, I'd just like to clarify whether it is or is not and whether it would dictate hen vs. tom in that particular breed? Or do I perhaps have another breed that got mixed in with the reds? Either way I love them to bits, although the barred one likes to get out of their pen. He/she is a houdini.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Time will tell if they are mixes, for now they appear to be bourbon reds. Their size is sometimes a sign as far as sex, the toms will often be heavier at that age.

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