sexing turkeys - what age?

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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mine are now 11 weeks and i have a 'feeling' about some but not sure if its wishful thinking or not....

they are starting to get the bald headed look but no wattles growing, no strutting, there is one HUGE bugger compared to the rest (guessing that will be a tom for sure...he's a monster!) but the other 7 im still guessing.


do you have to wait until they gobble to know ? at what age would that be??
 

countrylife

Songster
10 Years
Jul 22, 2009
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At this age you should be able to see difference in the length of the snoods, girls a bump, boys showing some lengthening and some displaying going on also. Carbuncles head and neck turning red. My turkeys always start the displaying by around 4-6 wks
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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Belgium
all the snoods look the same, like a small 'spot'! and i see no caruncle growth yet....suppose i just have to wait and see

dont know if it makes any difference but these are ronquieres turkeys?
 

OmaBird

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
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I am fairly good at sexing my turkeys BUT I always have a few that surprise me. Its always ones I think are hens that turn out to be toms. I have never had what I think are toms turn out to be hens. In would say for sure at 4 to 5 months. I think it is stupid to try to guess before that if you want to be 100% acurate.
 

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