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#81318 - 06/26/03 06:45 AM Sexing poults
Anonymous
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I've just gotten 5 BBB poults. They are approx. 2-3 weeks old. Nothing in any searches has turned up a way to sex them. Since these are my first poults I'm sorta at a loss. Their wing feathers (primaries and secondaries) are starting to come in. Anyone have a tip on what to look for in wing sexing or is this a viable way of sexing?

Thanks for any and all replies...
George

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#81319 - 07/01/03 04:10 PM Re: Sexing poults
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the old farmers around here told me you can tell by the size of the knot on their head the ones with the big knot are male and the ones with the small one are females . this has proven to be very accurate with my new turkeys . i have burbons,palms,and bronze . so far this is 100% true

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#81320 - 07/01/03 08:27 PM Re: Sexing poults
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What knot are you talking about?

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#81321 - 07/02/03 12:06 PM Re: Sexing poults
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ima Chicken:
What knot are you talking about?
I believe he's talking about the snood

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#81322 - 07/02/03 04:31 PM Re: Sexing poults
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i was talking about the snood . i don't know if it holds true on every single bird, but it sure did with mine .

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#81323 - 07/03/03 09:03 AM Re: Sexing poults
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I thought that he was talking about a tiny wart like thing on the top of the head when they first hatch. Its not the snood though. Has anyone else found that the chicks with the larger "wart" are males? How can you tell by the snood in newly hatched chicks?

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#81324 - 07/03/03 09:28 AM Re: Sexing poults
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My current WEBSTERS dictionary does not have the word snood in it so will someone please tell us what it is. Thanks.

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#81325 - 07/03/03 02:18 PM Re: Sexing poults
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The snood is the fleshy tube of skin right on top of the turkey's head. Toms will have longs ones that will elongate to help with cooling.

Ima Chicken, what wart are you talking about? The only think that resembles a wart that I know of an a poult is the snood.

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