Turkey sexing help!

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Hello turkey experts! I would love opinions on the sex of my two turkeys. I would like to add more to my flock but want to verify what I have already. I’m pretty confident one is a male but I’m not sure about the other.
They are approximately 12 week old Black Turkeys.
The one I’m not sure about:
- snood is much smaller / more straight up than the other turkey
- “she” puffs up and kind of struts when the male does but she doesn’t do it as much or as dramatically and seems to only do it in response to him starting it.
- whole body including the legs are about the same size as the male
In the pics : super close up is the one who I’m not sure about. The other face shot is the one I think is male. In the whole body pic the one in question is in the front.
Thank you in advance for your help!
 

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Hello turkey experts! I would love opinions on the sex of my two turkeys. I would like to add more to my flock but want to verify what I have already. I’m pretty confident one is a male but I’m not sure about the other.
They are approximately 12 week old Black Turkeys.
The one I’m not sure about:
- snood is much smaller / more straight up than the other turkey
- “she” puffs up and kind of struts when the male does but she doesn’t do it as much or as dramatically and seems to only do it in response to him starting it.
- whole body including the legs are about the same size as the male
In the pics : super close up is the one who I’m not sure about. The other face shot is the one I think is male. In the whole body pic the one in question is in the front.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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Devils Flower

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Hello turkey experts! I would love opinions on the sex of my two turkeys. I would like to add more to my flock but want to verify what I have already. I’m pretty confident one is a male but I’m not sure about the other.
They are approximately 12 week old Black Turkeys.
The one I’m not sure about:
- snood is much smaller / more straight up than the other turkey
- “she” puffs up and kind of struts when the male does but she doesn’t do it as much or as dramatically and seems to only do it in response to him starting it.
- whole body including the legs are about the same size as the male
In the pics : super close up is the one who I’m not sure about. The other face shot is the one I think is male. In the whole body pic the one in question is in the front.
Thank you in advance for your help!
The first two pictures are female. The Mohawk is a dead give away. I can't zoom in on the third I have bad condition where I am at the moment.
 
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Hello turkey experts! I would love opinions on the sex of my two turkeys. I would like to add more to my flock but want to verify what I have already. I’m pretty confident one is a male but I’m not sure about the other.
They are approximately 12 week old Black Turkeys.
The one I’m not sure about:
- snood is much smaller / more straight up than the other turkey
- “she” puffs up and kind of struts when the male does but she doesn’t do it as much or as dramatically and seems to only do it in response to him starting it.
- whole body including the legs are about the same size as the male
In the pics : super close up is the one who I’m not sure about. The other face shot is the one I think is male. In the whole body pic the one in question is in the front.
Thank you in advance for your help!
just from looking at that last picture with the both of them I'd assume ones a male and the other female, as one of them (the male) is fanning out it's tail like that, but as I'm not expert and i only have ever had 4 turkeys all babies i have no idea
 

R2elk

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just from looking at that last picture with the both of them I'd assume ones a male and the other female, as one of them (the male) is fanning out it's tail like that, but as I'm not expert and i only have ever had 4 turkeys all babies i have no idea
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