Red Bourbon Turkeys sexing

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Hello! I have two red bourbon turkeys purchased from a local feed store in september making them 8 weeks old. I'm dying to know the sex, it may be too early to tell but any guesses would be very much appreciated.
 

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lps1215

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Your Bourbon Red poults are too young to sex from photos.
That's what I figured. When is a good time to be able to sex them so I can post updated photos then? I have no experience with turkeys lol
 

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That's what I figured. When is a good time to be able to sex them so I can post updated photos then? I have no experience with turkeys lol
At least 3 months old. Some late bloomers require up to 6 months old.

Once they have their mature feathers, Bourbon Reds can be easily sexed from their breast feathers. The adult breast feathers of a hen will have a light colored lower edge and the adult breast feathers of a tom will have a dark or black colored lower edge. The immature breast feathers of both males and females will have a light colored lower edge.
 

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