When can I sex my turkey? *PICS*

ticks

Pheasant Obsessed
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Apr 1, 2008
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My lone turkey hatched out in mid/late May, since day one he has een acting tomish. Pecking, chirping, and strutting. He struts and hisses at me. That's why I call it a him, but when will I really no if it's a male or a female? I'm sure all turkeys regardless of sex strut like that a young age?
 
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Steve_of_sandspoultry

Crowing
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Apr 4, 2009
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As soon as you can see the edging start to show, I never really noted at what age they were.

On the palms you just have to wait, the toms will have a longer snood, and once they loose the fuzz and start growing feathers they will have none of very little on their head.

Steve
 

Marion

Songster
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Steve... do the females gobble and strut when they are young, I have two BRs and one has been strutting since it was a couple of weeks old, the other didn't, now at 8 weeks I have the one that struts a lot and gobbles, the other one has been seen strutting once and although it normally makes some other sounds I have heard a little gobble from it too. I was hoping that I had one of each gender... so, is strutting and gobbling any sort of indicator at the age of 2 months?
 

scbatz33

No Vacancy, Belfry Full
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My bourbon red is about 1 month old and you can clearly see the white tips on her feathers.
 

BeccaOH

Morning Gem Farm
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Raising turkey is new to me too.

My BR is 14 weeks. I've been going by the red flush on his head to say it is a boy. I guess I need to look closer at his feathering.

My 2 BS are 15 weeks. I'm not sure about them. Their heads will get some red to them under stress, but not quite like my BR. I was hoping they would be a boy and girl for mating.

ETA: Does anyone have pictures of the BR boys in teenage stage with the black feathering? Thanks!
 
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