What sex/age are my turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeygirl, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. turkeygirl

    turkeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two turkeys, a Bourbon Red and a Royal Palm. I think they are quite adorable but am wondering if anyone can tell what sex they are yet. I have had them for about a month but I dont know how old they were when we got them. Any help is much appreciated!



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    and no, they are not in my houseXD We have a trailer we dont use anymore that they use when its really hot or cold until we build a full enclosure for them!
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My heritage birds started losing head feathers around six weeks old, maybe 5 1/2. It looks like the Royal Palm has lost quite a few head feathers, and maybe the bourbon red has only lost a few, so I would put them right around the six week mark. It's a little early to tell the sex. They will change A LOT [​IMG] in the next three weeks, and you should be able to guess the sex by then, but it still won't be a sure thing. I have 14 heritage turkeys this year. They are 10 1/2 weeks. I'm pretty sure about 9 toms and 3 hens, but I have two Bourbon Reds that I still can't decide on ( I think they are a tom and a hen). If you read enough threads, you will find that uncertainty happens when sexing turkeys!

    Have fun with them!!!
     
  3. turkeygirl

    turkeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow thanks for all the help!
    It really is fun watching how fast they grow0_0 They have tripled in size just since we got themXD Every day is something new!
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means a expert. Just wanted to say they are cute! This is my 1st year with turkeys. I have 7 of them. Bronze and black Spanish. I think mine are adorable too!

    I was wondering if they were just living in your bathroom there! [​IMG] funny! great pictures of them!
     

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