Weighed one of my Turkeys today and......

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Acre of Blessings, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    It weighed in at 25.12 pounds. It is a 7 month old Royal Palm. Not sure if it is a Tom or a Hen. We have 2 and I hope we have 1 of each.

    Anyone know how I can tell? I will try to get pic tomorrow.
     
  2. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have Royal Palms. If you take a picture, I (we) can probably help you! That's a good size!
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Thanks, I get a pic up as soon as I can in the morning.
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that size in 7 months, I'd guess it's a tom. That's a BIG turkey!
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Well, the other one is not much smaller but they each make a different sound. It's driving me nuts not knowing for sure.

    I hope to have a Tom and Hen so that we can hatch some for fall of next year. You know, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

    That is their names, by the way, had to add some humor to my backyard. [​IMG]

    Maybe I'll find out more by posting a pic.
     
  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes individual birds have slight differences in their sounds. They could both be toms. I think size is the biggest clue. I'll wait for your pics....
     
  7. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's an auction on eBay- Royal Palm eggs - 6 for $50! I think I'll keep an additional hen [​IMG]
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    My male Bourbon Red is about that age and size. I love them. I have him and two hens.

    The other breed I'd like at some point is Sweet Grass.

    The gobble and all the talking they do just makes me laugh.

    I will never be without their comic relief. They also are very good watch birds for the chickens.
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    O.K. here are the best pictures that I could get of these ever moving animals. LOL

    Is this one the Tom?
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    And is this one the Hen?
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  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Yep--top one looks like a tom and bottom is definitely a hen!!!
     

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