Tom or Hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Team Fluffy Puffy, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Hale Center
    I am not sure on the gender of this turkey. It's 3 1/2 months old.
    Anyone Know?

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  2. oldmossinger

    oldmossinger In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2009
    Holland, VT
    Not an expert by any means, but looks like a hen to me.
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Looks like a hen.
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
  5. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Hale Center
    Thanks i was hoping for a tom but oh well.[​IMG]
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Call me contrarian but at three and a half months old I think it's a tom.
  7. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Songster

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wee Acres
    I have no idea if it's a tom or hen, what I want to know is what breed it is! My mother in law gave us 2 turkeys in May that she got from "a guy down the street" and we have no clue what they are. One is white with dirty gray/black markings, but the other looks just like yours. We've got the same problem of not knowing sex, although the brown one has always exhibited what we considered (as first time poultry keepers) male behaviour and the white one has usually acted submissive/female, with only occasional male displays. I even caught them doing something that I assumed was a failed attempt at sex which wound up with Whitey actually rolling on her side and Tom finally giving up and stomping off. He kept sliding off her back, and the guineas who think the turkeys are their parents didn't help the matter because they apparently thought it was just a game of leap-frog and didn't want to be left out [​IMG] It was the funniest thing I ever saw and made me think of parents with toddlers trying to "get it on" and having the kids bust into the bedroom. They grew at different rates, but now seem almost equal, so size hasn't helped sex them, and neither has the snood and wattles. One guy in our family tries to be expert in everything and says that only males "gobble gobble" and ladies "putt putt" to get them interested. When I make the "putt putt" noise, it sure gets Tom interested, but both turkeys gobble, strut, and display. I think only the white one putts though...

    good luck sexing your turkey!
  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Looks like a hen with the stripe running up the neck to the head. It should be trying to gobble by now if its a tom.
  9. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    Quote:Team Fluffy Puffy - Your inbox is full. I need your name so I can get your eggs in the mail today. DH will be here in just a little bit to pick up the box for mailing. I'll put your screen name on it if he gets here before I hear from you. [​IMG]
  10. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Hale Center
    Thanks everyone, I guess I'll just have to wait awhile if gobble (i hope:)) but if not ill find a male![​IMG]
    Thanks again

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