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Young Bourbon Red Turkey sexing question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lozuufy, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeon Girl Premium Member

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    My young bourbon red turkey, probably about 3 months I was completely sure was a female but now she is growing in her adult feathers and some of her breast feathers have white tips and some have black tips. I know that females should have white tipped breast feathers and males should have black, she has both so does this mean she's a girl or a boy? [​IMG]By attitude I'm still assuming she's a female.

    Here's a pic of her a week ago, will get a close up of her chest feathers tomorrow.

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can see here, she is a hen. You are correct that the breast feathers on a Bourbon Red hen have a light colored lower edge. The Bourbon Red toms do not have a black lower edge on their breast feathers. The tom's breast feathers are a solid color without a light colored lower edge.

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  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeon Girl Premium Member

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    Thanks for the reply, got a couple new pictures of her this morning

    this is a closeup of her side feathers, the best one I got because she was moving around allot
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    and here's another pic
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