Rosie doing the strut?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerlor, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was talking to my two bourbon turkeys today. Jefferson hopped up on the gate and did the parrot thing where he jumps up on my finger so I'll hold him and Rosie came over to the gate in full display like (she?) was angry that I took Jefferson out. Jefferson is 5 weeks and Rosie is like 3 or 4 weeks. Does the fact that she is displaying at this age absolutely make her male or can females do that at this age? Conversely, I've never seen this full out display from Jefferson-so female maybe?
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    the hens can strut to, but they can't hold it as long as the toms do. At the age they are you should start to see a difference. The snood bump will be bigger on the tom, the fuzz will be shorter on the head and neck, the legs will be thicker. Also the size diff should start to show.

    If that doesn't work try the old faithful, turn on the TV to either a sports or a girlie show. put a cold beer and some popcorn in a bowl. The tom will be glued to all three - the hen will have her beak in the air like she doesn't care.

    Steve in NC
    (still sleeping with the turkeys)

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