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With behavior, how to tell if male or female?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by budgy, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

    Jun 2, 2016
    I have a 2-3 month old "hen". When my uncle first got it, the farmer said it is a female. This "hen" kept having weird behavior at my feet scratches, pecks, and lies on it.... then walks back, droops "her" wings, frizzles "her" feathers to make "her"self look big, then "her" tail turned into an oriental fan.

    Do females do this too or is my "hen" a male.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hens will do it. When showing intimidation, aggitation, or dominance.

    Hen of mine strutting when agitated at a tom.
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  3. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

    Jun 2, 2016
    Thank you for the reply, feedman77. Yes, that's exactly what she's doing. I don't know why she is mad at my feet or want to be more dominant than my feet. She likes to be held and petted but just hates my feet. No one ever abused her.
  4. eviemethugh

    eviemethugh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2015
    North Carolina
    Young hens will often do it and it will subside the older they get. Especially if it's just your shoes, lol!
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  5. crazybeelady

    crazybeelady New Egg

    Jun 2, 2016
    My young 9 week old finally started strutting and gobbling. I notice your hen has short center tail feathers. I was told males have longer center feathers. The jury was out on whether ours was a tom till recently. I was thrilled. We wanted a tom. Lol!
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