Tom or Hen? I think that I know....well, maybe I don't!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SED, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    North West Alabama
    I have 5 Bourbon Reds, one Blue Slate, one Chocolate, and 4 Eastern Wilds. Can you help identify Toms from Hens? They are all around 4-5 months old. Thanks for all your help!

    Pic 1 (BR, EW)


    Pic 2 (BR, White Rock-hen)


    Pic 3 (Blue Slate)


    Pic 4 (Chocolate)


    Pic 5 (BR)


    Not the best pics...took them at night with a flash.
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The BR's are easy, look at the feathers. The males have a thin black edging on the end of the feather the females have white.

  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another easy tell is that the males will go bald while the hens will still have a little fuzz up the back of the neck and on top of their heads.
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The pics are kinda small (aka hard to see) but it looks like you have a lot of girls! The middle one in the first pic looks like a tom, I don't see any that look tom-ish, except maybe the BS with its face in the camera. [​IMG]

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