What are they?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jordanlybeck, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Jordanlybeck

    Jordanlybeck Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2016
    I bought some red slates from porters back in June making them about 5 months old,I'm wondering what you guys think boys or girls? I haven't seen any gobbling or strutting yet either.[​IMG]
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    They appear to be young jakes? Picture's aren't clear enough to see any spurs forming....do they have spurs forming? I could be wrong but they appear to be males.
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    If they are 5 months old, they are definitely hens. At 5 months, toms would have much larger caruncles and snoods. Toms would have completely bald heads while your appear to have the "mohawk" that hens have with some light feathering on top of the heads. Toms would also have heavier legs. They also appear to have a light color on the lower edges of their breast feathers which mature Red Slate toms do not have.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016

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