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Tiger Bronze Turkey **More pics of Males feathers**

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LastChanceRanch, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a couple of tiger bronze turkey this year (from Porters) along with my Palms. I was wondering if anyone had any idea on how to identify their genders (like the palms that have certain feather coloring "give aways"). The one is considerably smaller than the other, and I am thinking I have a pair? Thanks for any of the input! I am thinking the front is the male and the rear is the female. The front one is almost double the size of the rear. And the front one has a nice gold band in "his?" wing that the rear "female?" does not. They are 2 months old, 1 week old.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Looking at this pic, I believe you're right. Up front is the tom, and behind is the hen. Lucky you!
     
  3. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh awesome! Thank you! It is definately a lucky deal, I have always been into the palms (I have blue and black) and these two were just for fun, but I think they have turned out beautiful. I may have another breed to add to the pens [​IMG]
     
  4. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like these. I would love to see more pics if you have any. Especially of the tails. [​IMG]
     
  5. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sure! I will get some in the morning for ya!
     
  6. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is. His big boy tail is still coming in, but getting there.

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  7. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Pretty birds. I was thinking the tiger bronze were supposed to have the lines in the tails though??
     
  8. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Its the pencilling in the tail that gives them their name. Porters has some nice feather pics on their website of individual feathers for a better look.
     
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