Sexing Naragansett Turkey Poults

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lbuchanan, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. lbuchanan

    lbuchanan New Egg

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    Hello I am new to posting to BYC, I have been using the site for quite some time and have found it VERY helpful.

    In addition to my chickens, I have four 8 week old Naragansett Turkey Poults. I am leaning heavily toward one being a tom and the others being hens, but what do you all think?[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    For the moment that's what I'm seeing too, the front one looks tom, but that can change. They are a bit young to be definite yet.
     
  3. Barrios

    Barrios Just Hatched

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    Hold your turkeys and go through the chest gently. Look for a little tiny start of the beard. It will be very clear as to what it is. I see tons of opinions and questions on how to sex turkeys. This is pretty fool proof. You can sometimes find a tiny beard under their as early as 6 weeks. Hope this helps.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of my hens have beards too.
     

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