Turkey ages- any way to tell?

Eckielady

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is there any way to guesstimate a turkeys age? Maybe by their feet?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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The length of the toms beard can sometimes be used to guess age, as well as spur length. Your toms feet look messed up. He might has scaly mites, or he's been standing in wet or manure perhaps.

They look to be mature, so at least 2 years old, but I don't see a beard on the tom, so hard to say if they are older than that.
 

feedman77

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On toms spur length is the best indicator of age. If they have not been trimmed.
Bump to 1/4 inch year or less.
1/2 to 3/4 inch 1 to 2 years.
1 to 1.25 inch 2 to 3 year old
1.5 inches 4 plus years old.

Beard is not reliable generally. If it's 8 plus inches older than 2. But my gens like to eat beards so my toms are well groomed.
 

Eckielady

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The length of the toms beard can sometimes be used to guess age, as well as spur length. Your toms feet look messed up. He might has scaly mites, or he's been standing in wet or manure perhaps.

They look to be mature, so at least 2 years old, but I don't see a beard on the tom, so hard to say if they are older than that.

Yes, his feet seem very swollen but I don't see scales propped up like with scale mites. I'm keeping an eye on them.
 

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