What do you think?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LittleRock, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    This one has me stumped. Do you guys think tom or hen? Also what breed do y'all think it is? Thanks for all the help![​IMG]

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    Oh yeah, it is about five months old.
     
  2. Banana Hen

    Banana Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a young hen if I am not mistaken. Also the breed is Turkey. (I am serious. I will give the variety though) The variety is Narragansett.
     
  3. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Right variety vs breed.
     
  4. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This actually looks male to me and is a little dark for a full blooded Narragansett. The snood looks enlarged and lots of caruncles (I know that's spelled wrong). We have 3 males and one female. At 5 months, he should start gobbling soon, if it is a boy.[​IMG]
     
  5. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I really hope it's a hen and not another tom. I hope for a hen more than I hope for a pure of any variety. I actually have a slate tom that is a whole month younger than it and he is the same size if not bigger. He is also gobbling and strutting already. I also have a black tom that is the same age and he is very much a tom, constantly strutting and gobbling. That is the largest/longest the snood ever gets, and the hair on the top of the head doesn't seem to be going away . For those reasons I am hopeful it is a hen. It has not strutted nor gobbled and is coming up and 5.5 months of age.
     
  6. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you are right. Of our 3 boy Narri, one is not maturing as fast as the other two. However, he is the most loveable - likes to be close to us.
     
  7. beardedmessman

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    I am raising 30 Narrangansetts this year . Some of them are around 5 months and I should say that the one you have should definitely be a female.
    If you have other turkeys with it, it should strut or gobble.
     
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    definitely a Narragarrett.
     
  9. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at the breast feathers. See how they have white edges? Hen. Narragansett. Looks pretty pure to me.
     

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