Sexing poults by shape of poop

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Frannabelle, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Jen E

    Jen E Hatching

    1
    0
    3
    Jun 14, 2019
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    69,178
    290,709
    1,912
    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Hi @Jen E!
    I just wanted to let you know that the original poster of this thread hasn't been online if quite a few years.
     
    R2elk likes this.
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    9,128
    22,314
    1,011
    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    There is a lot of misinformation posted in the early replies to this thread. When poults or adults are dropping solid poops, yes they can be an indication of the sex of the turkey.

    Toms can and do make straight line or J shaped droppings. Hens do make their droppings in a pile. This method only applies to turkeys and not to any other types of poultry.

    This method will not work if the droppings are watery and loose.

    However the fact that your little boy is displaying does not guarantee it is a male. Both hens and toms can and do display (strut). It does not mean it isn't male, just not a guarantee that it is male.
     
    Texas Kiki likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: