Turkey Gender Opinions?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HoglundH, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a picture of our Bronze (boy)? We were told that is what he is. He is now 9 months old, but there is no sign of a beard or spurs. What do you think?

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  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    He looks way too female to me. I have males that are younger than that and they look very male. By now you should see signs of the beardy thing and a lot more color in the head and neck and the snood is quite long when relaxed. I'll try and find a current pic to show you a turkey (nargansette) that hatched in June. HenZ
     
  3. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried to put him(?) in with a femal Easter Wild, and all they did was fight. Do females strut? This boy(?) did strut (sort of) but I think that it may be that females will strut when treatened.

    Thanks Harold
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty narrangansett hen you got there! And yes hens will strut too, its a dominance behaviour, she wanted to show your eastern whos boss.
     
  5. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Narrangansett? it is supposed to be a bronze..... I am so confused...
     
  6. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a bronze, and not a male. Youve got a Narragansett hen i think.
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Narragansett hen to me too... [​IMG] If it was a Bronze, it would be about the color of the Eastern Wild.

    Using Kevin's site as an example gain, scroll down to see the pics of a Narragansett hen.
    http://www.porterturkeys.com/narragansett.htm
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:exactly, narragansett. hen, all bronze birds look just like easterns but with lighter tail tips. Whoever sold her to yall just didnt have a clue did they? LOL
     
  10. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:exactly, narragansett. hen, all bronze birds look just like easterns but with lighter tail tips. Whoever sold her to yall just didnt have a clue did they? LOL

    I agree. Definitely NOT a Tom and definitely NOT a Bronze.
     

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