Turkey tom or hen?
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Author:  aurora [ Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Turkey tom or hen?

Hi folks,

I am quite new to the world of turkeys (more of a duck person haha) and I was wondering if some of you more experienced turkey people could help me as I'm not sure whether this turkey is a hen or tom. It's still quite young - approx 4-5 months old. Temperament is very docile. Colouring around its face is quite dull. I'm thinking a girl but I'd love to hear your take on it.
At what age can you be sure of a turkey's gender?
Also just a side note, what is it's colouring? I've been told it's a lavender but there are a few different grey-ish colours!

Thanks :)

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Author:  klw [ Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:55 pm ]
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Female i_like1

Author:  rarechooknut [ Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:59 pm ]
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Young lavender hen to my bleary eyes, Aurora.
I'm a shocker with Turkeys though, i can't tell the sex til they get bigger - or lay eggs.

I can't keep them here, too many ducks and geese means a bigger risk of Blackhead.


Author:  aurora [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Turkey tom or hen?

Thanks KLW and Andrew!

Was hoping it was a male when I got it but I guess the gamble didn't pay off haha

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