Turkey hen squat? Pictures

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FLOWERPOT, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Bourbon Turkeys that I thought were both toms.
    They are 6 months old now and still have a small snood, so now Im beginning to think hens. Hummm. Now Cody, the lighter one who has always been more friendly has started to lay down in front of me, I know why the chicken hens do that, so is cody doing that for the same reason or is it because he just likes being petted?
    How old are turkeys when their snood gets bigger?
    edited to add pics.

    http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk108/FLOWERPOT111/10-19-08030.jpg

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  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know about turkey behavior?
    Im sure someone here does
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    The lighter one isn't a Bourbon Red. Yes the hens will lay down for the toms for mating. With turkeys it's hens choice not like the chickens, she will pick her tom and lay down.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a new Turkey momma obviously, so what breed is she/he?
    So does that mean it is a hen? does the picture help to tell?
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:It kind of looks like a Narragansett mix. This is the person that can tell you for sure


    http://www.porterturkeys.com/index.htm

    Kevin Porter breeds some very colorful turkeys and he would know.

    Steve in NC
     
  6. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the link. I will check it out.
    Kelly
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a jersey buff hen and a Narri hen.
     
  8. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both hens?
    Coooool!
    They are now 6 months old and I kinda thought they should be looking a little more 'rooish' by now.
    But like I said, Im new with turkeys.
     
  9. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, Anyone know how old turkeys are when they start laying eggs?
     
  10. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will lay in the spring, turkeys are seasonal layers, so hens usually will start laying in their first spring.
     

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