New turkey raising gender question.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Anime2lover, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Anime2lover

    Anime2lover Songster

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    We got turkeys a short while ago, and may be keeping a breeding pair or two. But we dont know how to tell genders, nor when you can tell. How old do they need to be before we can tell, and what are the differences between and adolescent male and female??
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Generally you can tell between 3-4 months of age. Usually by snood size, and amount of feathers on the back of the head. Also certain colors will have white edges to the chest feathers which means females.

    Sometimes you can get little toms to display and gobble younger. Generally immature females won't display.
     
  3. Anime2lover

    Anime2lover Songster

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    Interesting. I believe we have the bronze, black, narragansett, or one other white one.
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/sexing.1240532/#post-19907923

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ys-1st-timer-questions.1300864/#post-21189981

    You can go to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys and look through the photos of the different Color Varieties. Most show photos of both toms and hens.

    Experienced owners can usually tell the sex of their young turkeys beginning at 3 months old. Occasionally it may not be obvious for a late developing tom until it is 6 months or even older.
     
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  5. Anime2lover

    Anime2lover Songster

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    Ours arent even close to that age.
     
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