Whats with all the turkey names?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chiko, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    On hatchery and info pages for turkeys I've seen lots of names under the pictures like Tom, Gobbler, Turkey, Hen, Poult? Are they the same as Cockerel, Rooster, Cock, Pullet, Hen, and Chick for Chickens? or what do they mean?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Tom & Gobbler, the same, adult male

    Hen, adult female

    poult, young turkey

    jake, teenage male
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Not a turkey expert, but I'll try and help
    In chicken terms;
    Tom = Rooster
    Gobbler = Rooster
    Turkey = chicken
    Hen = Hen
    Poult = Chick
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    mr. birdaholic :

    Tom & Gobbler, the same, adult male

    Hen, adult female

    poult, young turkey

    jake, teenage male

    Showoff... [​IMG]
    I forgot Jake​
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Is jake used with domestics? I've only heard the reference to the wild ones.

    here's one more..... $#@*^! a tom that attacks [​IMG]
     
  6. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys all forgot one!

    A Jenny is young hen, its like a jake is a young male, a jenny is a young female
     

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