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Turkeys trying to hug

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KarateHorse, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Chirping

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    I have two turkey poults one is a blue slate and one is still a mystery. I got them a couple weeks ago I don't know the exact age. Today I noticed the white mystery breed turkey will spread his/her wing and try to hold the blue slate. It is hard to describe. It is almostlike a hug. He is spreads one wing and trys to put his wing on her. Could this mean he is a tom? What is this turkey doing?
     

  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Yes it could be a tom. It is just establishing its dominance over the other poult.
     
  3. austria89

    austria89 Chirping

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    Like that?

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    This is a courtship behaviour. Male Turkeys show this behaviour at a very young age.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  4. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Chirping

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    Yep just like that.
     

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