Tom or Hen: was the ring on a string interpretation right?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by amsunshine, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two were sold to me as hens, based on a ring on a string test done as I watched. Curiously enough, the sellers say they interpret things the exact opposite way of what most people do. I knew them a little before, but I'm hoping they weren't just trying to get rid of toms (I wanted hens).

    They are half Standard Bronze and half Royal Palm. What say you - hens, toms, or one of each?[​IMG]
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Ring on a string?

    Look like females, regardless.
     
  3. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Thank you! I've had these a few months so raised them from little babies. These are only our second and third turkeys we've ever had, so just getting familiar with how the different sexes look.

    Thanks again.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I have never heard of the ring on the string,,BUT I am new to turkeys too. I have had mine since April.

    My young toms have larger snoods and the head is far more red and warty than yours...

    It is hard to tell because of the pictures But I vote hens.. A closer look at the heads would help.
     
  5. PalmRoyal

    PalmRoyal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These do look like hens to me as well. Good luck with the new hens!

    Can you explain what the "ring on a string test" is? We are all very curious! Is it where you tie a string around a ring (or needle) and if it moves in a circle it is one gender and if it moves in a line it is the opposite gender?
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    BUMP<<

    Still waiting to here what the String and a ring thing is,,,

    Thanks
     
  7. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.... as I too would like to learn about this ring on a string.
     

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