Struting turkey poults

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by a1ejan9ra, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. a1ejan9ra

    a1ejan9ra New Egg

    May 1, 2015

    I have a question for anyone that has raised turkey poults. It is my first time raising them and I noticed that some of the poults like to "strut (see below)" when they want to be held. Can this behavior be used as a means to sex them? I tried to search online and only found one case were a person mentions the it and links it with sex. In that case (N=1), the poult turned out to be a hen. Does anyone have more insight into this behavior?


    Last edited: Jul 9, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Your image isn't showing. Hens will display but usually only as adults. If your poults are displaying they are probably toms.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    One of mine has been doing that since a few weeks old, again just when he's coming up to be held. He turned two months old today and so I still don't know sec but his legs are thick and heavy I'm inclined to say he. Hopefully I remember to post back when I know for sure for the future readers.
  4. V8muscle

    V8muscle Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2015
    My gobbler started strutting pretty much around the same time he was fully feathered. He was a bit bigger than yours but he is an artesian gold. He gobbled for the first time today that I heard. I got him early April from southern states during their chick days.

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