Strutting and Displays

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by RachelM, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. RachelM

    RachelM Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only 6 turkeys right now (looking to expand) of a few breeds. Until recently, we though we had 2 males and 4 females. For the past few weeks, every time I look at our Blue Slate tom, he's on display and gobbling. The other known male is also Blue Slate, and although he never puffs up or displays, he's got a long snood.
    This morning when we let everyone outside, the normal tom was puffed up, and 2 of what we though were hens were also showing off. 1 is a Spanish Black, and 1 is a Small White. They are considerably smaller than the BS tom, and barely have snoods to speak off. Is this some confused hen behavior?
     
  2. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens can and will display. They don't hold it for long periods, but can keep repeating it over and over. I think it's a way of flirting.
     
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    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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