Turken : Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by undrcroft, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. undrcroft

    undrcroft New Egg

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    Hello, new to the site and I need some expert opinions. I've added 6 new 'hens' to my flock, but not sure about one of them being a hen. Its a turken and I dont have any others for comparison. It has grown really fast, the size and color of the comb on top is a bit worrying, but I've seen females online with big pointy combs on top. I want to keep 'her' but I need to know if I need to find 'him' a good home. Thanks
    Update: the age should be around 8-9 weeks. I put 2 Rhode Islands next to it for comparison. All the other birds still have little yellow combs. They are all around the same age.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] How old is the bird? How does the comb development compare to others of the same age. Sure can't go by hackle feathers[​IMG]. General appearance is that of a young cockerel.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The feathers look really strange on this bird. Seems stringy.

    I agree we need the age.
     
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  4. undrcroft

    undrcroft New Egg

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    Update: the age should be around 8-9 weeks. I put 2 Rhode Islands next to it for comparison. All the other birds still have little yellow combs. They are all around the same age.
     
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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'd say it's a male, but I'm not 100% certain.. My NN single comb boys were much more developed way earlier, but the girls were not this developed until over 16 weeks.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a cockerel. Post some more photos in a few weeks for another opinion.
     

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