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sexing my two turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jenni22776rn, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    Central Maine
    I have 2 turkeys..bronze broad breasted....they are raised as pets, we will not eat them and they are BRATS!!
    I was pretty sure they were females but one of them..Charlie seems to have more Tom traits..he does his puffed up routine and tends to be a little more aggressive.
    My other one Jake feels as though he is getting a beard..but is smaller and does not get as red as Charlie or puffs up as much.
    This is Charlie...his snood is getting longer...
    Charlie getting all puffed up

  2. retlaw

    retlaw Songster

    Feb 2, 2013
    Tom and hen.
    Your pets have a short life span.
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

    Mar 3, 2012
    X2 on the short life span. BBB are not meant for pets. They will grow very huge very fast. Often causing major leg issues possibly heart attacks. People do attempt it and some are even successful at keeping them longer term but it takes strict feeding/dieting. I know your thread wasn't about that so Ill move on.

    How old are they and do you have more pics? The one above is just of one turkey yes? It looks like a hen.

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