When can you sex turkeys, really be able to sex hens from their racing strip and toms but ...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by onehorse_2000, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. onehorse_2000

    onehorse_2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I am having a devil of a time this year sexing our turkeys, not sure why or because I am just not believing what I am seeing. Our guys are still pretty young, 3 - 5 months of age, but, I think that I can usually sex them pretty well by that age. By 5 months, would toms be strutting, at least occasionally? When do hens get their racing strip down their head and neck? Based on what I am seeing, no one is strutting, usually even our little, little toms will start doing that sometimes within a couple of weeks of age and I see a lot of racing strips. I am thinking that we have 2 little toms and 6 - 7 hens. I usually don't get those kinds of hatches.
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Geez one horse. Try having a look on the TURkeys for 2013 thread. In the last couple days Cellie posted her resuts of a long term experiment based on a good number of poults: How to sex trukey poults. Worth having a look at. ANd you are welcome to join the thread.
     
  3. onehorse_2000

    onehorse_2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geez Arielle, I don't have time to read through 282 pages of stuff.
     
  4. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    onehorse_2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information, but having a novel of a thread totally defeats the purpose of a forum, though, if folks would actually post a title that would make sense that would help too.

    Thank you, Celie.


     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    You could also post some pics here and we might be able to help you out a lot of us are pretty good at identifying the sexes [​IMG] If you ever get bored the Turkeys for 2013 thread is a really great thread with loads of info if you every felt like stopping by. Cant wait to see some pics.
     

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