Turkey Poult Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WillJMA, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. WillJMA

    WillJMA In the Brooder

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    Hey Guys,

    I have a couple of turkey poults which are currently approx 7-8 weeks old, which i plan on having for Christmas this year, providing i can bring myself round to it! If not i'll have a few new pets come January!

    Anyway the two birds were bought from the same hatch and were exactly the same size when i got them, but after 4 weeks with my chicken flock, one is almost double, if not three times the size of the other. They both eat the same, as they have access to feed all day, and a large area to dig and plenty of kitchen scraps. They both look exactly the same with a tiny bobble on the tops of their heads which are the same its just the size difference.

    Any ideas/help is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    You probably have a pair. What breed are they?
     
  3. WillJMA

    WillJMA In the Brooder

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    By a 'pair' you mean a breeding pair? If so, that would be good, but since they're intended as meat birds in 6 months time that wouldn't make much difference would it? (Meaning would they be more profitable as a breeding pair? Or otherwise?)

    They're both Bronze turkeys.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    Pair means a male and a female. If they are broad-breasted, they will not be a "breeding" pair.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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