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Question about Poults and Snoods....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bleenie, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have noticed recently that a couple of my poults have bigger snoods than the other 3.. I am wondering if maybe those are possibly males? or is it just wishful thinking [​IMG]

    Forgot to add that they're Blue Slates.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Hey Bleenie! [​IMG] I dont know but thats how I tell my midget whites apart-male has a snood that is starting to hang over to one side. [​IMG] My first turkey experience so it's all new to me!
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The 2 i am thinking are males both have snoods that are a little bigger and more erect than the others..one of them is definitely bigger than the others though too..the 2nd is very close to being in the middle(size wise) of the big one and the "girls". My first Turkeys too!
     
  4. Lagerdogger

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    How old are they? I didn't think I could see much difference in the snoods until about 10 weeks. Then the males snoods start to grow. I have one Bourbon Red that i think is a tom but it has a short snood still at 12 weeks. But by 10 weeks, snoods, caruncles, and waddles are mostly distinct enough to make pretty good guesses. I'm still not convinved about that odd B Red, though.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    They're maybe 3 weeks old? so still very young but there's 1 thats been bigger since hatch and this other one has finally caught up to it and both their feet look a little bigger too.
     
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

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    Wow. If you can sex them accurately at three weeks you are a better observer than me. At that time I'm still [​IMG]
     
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