what age can you tell sex of Turkey?

Wyo Chick

Songster
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
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Statesville, North Carolina
At what age can you tell the sex of a turkey? And how do you tell?Is there a website about Turkeys? The books I find about Turkeys are not very good. Thanks for the help.
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
7,187
43
271
Riverside/Norco, CA
My midget whites are about six weeks old and one of them, the biggest one is starting to get a red dewlap, the other three are not. He also has the heaviest bones in his leg and the thickest toes. An his skull is bigger.
 

Steve_of_sandspoultry

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
5,426
28
251
Eastern North Carolina
The smaller breeds do tend to develop sooner than the larger breeds. Some you can tell by feather color like the Bourbon Reds.

Basic rule of thumb, the toms will have thicker legs, be bigger overall. Once they start to feather out and loose the fuzz the toms won't grow any feathers on their neck.

If you ever come to the Eastern side of the state I could show you how to vent sex them. It's not hard at all if you know what to look for.

Steve in NC
 

BellLisamo

Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
5,456
22
251
Tombstone, AZ
my young poult is losing feathers on the top of its head???? is that normal??? or is it from sticking its head through the chicken wire?
 

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