I bought a new bourbon red tom last night. I left him in the crate as it did not seem wise to put him in a new coop after dark with other birds he didn't know. This morning I put him in with the girls and the biggest one started getting all puffed up, walking up to him, tipping her head up and curving it back so the top of her head touched her back. She fanned her tail a bit, followed him around. I think he is still too young and scrawney to breed, plus he was taking in all the sights and sounds so he mostly ignored her. Could she possibly be thinking of springtime like activities? She hatched june 21. I dont' know when he hatched, but he free ranged where he was so he is "streamlined" and just looks younger and needs some groceries. Also, along the same line, what is the fertility time between toms? She was in with a midget white tom until now. How long should I wait before I would consider her eggs, (if she laid any) to be pure bourbon red? I guess (if she laid any) I could just try hatching until I saw consistent pure bourbon red babies... Still, if anyone knows how long turkey semen remains viable in a hen, could you please share the answer with the class? There will be a quiz on this in the spring, so class, pay attention!