Sexing two to seven day old Turkey Chicks

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kengland, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I'm planning on purchasing two broad breasted bronze chicks from our coop this Wed. They are all straight run. I would prefer to have toms so trying to increase my odds by being able to know what the identifiable traits the males have.

    Can anyone offer pointers on how to increase my odds? Thanks!
     
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about 80% accurate at picking out the difference if I have a large enough group of same age poults to look at. What I do is find the babies with the largest snoods (the fleshy part above the beak) compared to the others. Those have a really good chance at being male.
     
  3. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok...I'll give it a shot. Thanks! I've also read about "sqaure heads" vs a more "round head?" I might just throw that it for good measure.
     
  4. auringer6

    auringer6 Out Of The Brooder

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    See if any show a display for you. We found that our toms last year showed off from day 1. Also my husband swears that the one that pecks at your finger are males. That is how he picked our males last year lol.
     
  5. sashacat

    sashacat Out Of The Brooder

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    Good tips, I was wondering, too. Has anybody noticed a size difference between the males and females at a very young age? Mine should be hatching tomorrow. I want to save a couple toms and sell the rest.
     

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