Telling Poults Gender.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chichick, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to determine the sex of young turkey poults around 3 week old. If not how old are they before you can tell?
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can take a good guess but you can be sure at 12-14 weeks!
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    At three months I can begin to tell. At four months I am certain. Earlier than that is as much luck as discernment.
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cross bronzes or bourbon reds with narragnasetts, you can tell them apart at about three or four weeks because the hens start to lighten up like narragansetts and the toms keep their richer coloration. But otherwise, good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or you could cross an Auburn with a Bronze and tell at hatch! The OP didn't say what kind we are dealing with.
     
  6. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you tell at a young age by there poop?
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:??????? Really? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  8. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:??????? Really?

    I've hunted turkey all my life and a way we tell if a gobbleris around is by finding it's poop. You can tell the gender by poop with older turkeys, but I'm wondering if you can with poults. The gobblers poop is long round and J shaped, a hen's makes a little round popcorn shape.

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    This is a pic from a turkey book I have on my nook.
     
  9. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While that might work with wild birds, domestic birds diets are totally different and I highly doubt you will have luck in sexing this way. However if you are a true poop whisperer, please head over to my house as I have ten poults I would like to find out about. [​IMG]
     

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