too young to tell?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nick77, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. nick77

    nick77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I be able to tell the difference between two sixteen week old royal palms? The only difference is one is a bit larger. I'm told this is about how old they are. They're just starting to feather in under the wings. The caruncles on both are real faint. supposed to be a tom and hen. Any help?
     
  2. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In about a month it's will be somewhat easier to tell.

    Tom
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If you could post a pic that would help.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. nick77

    nick77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll post a pic. of the two tomorrow. Thanks
     
  5. bee_wrangler

    bee_wrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you heard any gobble yet? I have some rp's about the same age and I heard one gobble for the first time the other day when an atv drove by. Only problem is I have no idea what one did the gobble and I made every noise I could think of to try and get him to do it again, but no luck [​IMG]
     
  6. nick77

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    No gobbling. I think they're probably a bit too young. Nobody's replied that I should definitley be able to tell yet, I can't imagine a Toms wattles will develop before it's feathers are full in.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    no ones replied cause they are very hard to tell 1 from the other until a bit older. You should get a random attempt of a gobble here and there by now, but til the ol snood starts to hang down a bit, it's really just a guessing game on them at that age. Pics would help us decide, but time will be the definate teller. If they were born together, I would guess the larger one would be a male, usually bigger bodied, and heavier legs, but......
     

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