Raised turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HorseGal12, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. HorseGal12

    HorseGal12 In the Brooder

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    we raised this turkey from a chick... thought it was a hen so bought a Tom and now we can’t decide what it is.. lol... sis we mess up ??
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    How old? Looks like a Tom to me. Does it gobble and display? Or talks really loud.
     
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  3. HorseGal12

    HorseGal12 In the Brooder

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    It is about 3-4 months old... does not gobble nor really “talk”... will give it some more time and let it grow... how old till we know for sure??
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Well generally you can tell by 3-4 months of age. Let's see what @R2elk thinks. I'm sticking with Tom.
     
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    If it is 4 months old, she is a hen. A tom will have much bigger caruncles on its lower neck. She does have a mohawk and other than a late developing tom, one at that age would have a bald head.

    It is hard to see for sure but it does appear that there are light colored lower edges on the breast feathers. A tom with adult feathers will have dark colored lower edges on its breast feathers.
     
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  6. FredsGobblers

    FredsGobblers Songster

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    Hard to tell from these new pics, but looks like still sporting mohawk. Still looks like hen to me.
     
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