Two months old -- when can I tell the boys from the girls?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Denninmi, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all still look the same. It will be eight weeks on Monday/Tuesday, they hatched on Memorial Day and the next day.

    When should I be able to tell?
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to tell on some now by the way they act. What breed are they? By 14 weeks it is pretty easy.
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around 10 weeks the snoods on the toms will start to grow out. Also caruncles will get more bulbous. You should start to see some size differences any time as well. But it can still be tough. I have a 12 week bourbon red that I thought was a tom but now I'm leaning towards hen.
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. They are "Calico Sweetgrass Royal Palm" turkeys. I bought the eggs from an Ebayer. I don't really know if that is a real breed or if they're the cross of two separate breeds, Calico Sweetgrass and Royal Palms. I just liked the looks of the pictures the seller posted of the parent stock. The babies are getting nice colors now -- white background with tan and black markings.
     

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