Sexing baby turkeys by holding...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by aug251945, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. aug251945

    aug251945 Out Of The Brooder

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    I watched a YouTube video and the guy would grab a baby turkey hold it (almost by its neck) and how ever the turkeys feet went determined it's sex. Males would pull the feet straight up to their chests and the females would plop their feet straight down- as if ready to run away. Is there any validity to
    This?

    Thanks! Gobble gobble!
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I have tried this method and he is holding them under their wings. Don't bet anything you care about on the outcomes.



    @Celie methods of poult sexing has merit if you don't try to pick out just one method but try all of the methods along with observation of behavior.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725829/turkeys-for-2013/2750
     
  4. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya don't hold them by their necks and this method is not very accurate. How old are they. At a couple months males will have spurs on there legs.
     

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