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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Jun 9, 2008.
Do girl turkies get spurs? Should they have bumps on their legs at a week old?
hens only have the bumps...no spurs except on gobblers. However some turkey hens do grow beards.
Quote:My poults in both sexes have the same size spur-bumps, even at just over a month old. So at a week old, you wouldn't be able to tell males from females by just looking at the spur bumps.
At 4 months old you won't be able to tell them apart by spurs either.
I have a hen turkey that is around 3 now and she has spurs as big as some of the 2 year old toms. Spurs on any of them aren't real big compared to roosters.
I've got about 35 of the things so I've got a pretty good sample going on there. The other hens just have bumps. Yearling toms just have large bumps.
I never really paid much attention to the spurs on ours.
But at 2 weeks some of our males started to strut.
But by the 7th or 8th weeks the males were gobbling, struting, and there snoods started to change.