Royal Palm sexing help, please?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by babymakes6, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I have a Royal Palm that is about 4 months old. Should I be able to tell if it is a hen by now? I am getting another young hen next week and I also am planning to get a tom. I need to know: is "Christmas" a hen?

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  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost no snood at all. Hen, but I'm not a turkey expert. But my RP had a bigger snood by 4 months.
     
  3. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    thank you [​IMG] I was almost 100 % sure, but I wanted some other opinions!
     
  4. Cockadoodlezoo

    Cockadoodlezoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to say Hen too. My RP hens looked like that at 4 months. If it was a boy they usually have bigger snoods. [​IMG]
     
  5. bee_wrangler

    bee_wrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a turkey expert eather, but I have 7 Royal Palms not too much older than yours and the Toms in the group have started to gobble and strut around. Before that they had started to get little ball things (lol no idea what its called) on their neck where the feathers stop and the skin is bare. I don't see any on yours and it looks just like my hens, so my guess is a hen. You could also try chopping wood. I have come to find my Toms gobble when I split wood. [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It's a hen, see the fuzz/feathers on the back of the neck? Toms don't have them.

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  7. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    Thank you all very much for your help. I am glad to know I was right! [​IMG] This is my first and only turkey, so I wasn't sure what to expect.
     
  8. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A beautiful RP HEN !!!! Lucky you !![​IMG]
     
  9. babymakes6

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. nick77

    nick77 Out Of The Brooder

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    These two birds are about 19 weeks old. They were suppose to be a tom and a hen. One is slightly larger, but other than that they look the same. They both started to develop caruncles in the last couple of days. What do you guy think...toms or hens?

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