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Can female turkeys fan their tail feathers like jakes and toms?

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    Can female turkeys fan their tail feathers like jakes and toms?

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    Yes they can. I raise turkey and I have had hens that strut and also tried to gobble. I've seen this only in poults though, as I've never seen one of my adults strut or gobble.

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    • #3
      Yes, they can. I take it you've never seen two hens go at it to estab. dominance(pecking order)(LOL).

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      • #4
        Bassboy, I raise turkey bro... You shouldn't be on here posting comments with such confidence when you're entirely incorrect.

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        • #5
          yea, I've seen a few do that when i was hunting. Got me excited untill I got close enough to see that they were hens.

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          • #6
            It's funny how female turkeys more than other species tend to be "tomboys" lol. Beards, strutting, attempting to gobble, etc.

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            • #7
              I've seen them bristle up, but never fan. Definitely believe it's possible though.

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              • #8
                Yes and I have seen them!

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                • #9
                  One of my female adult turkey have beards and also spread it's feathers like a male..... I was surprised to see it bend low when she's ready to cross with a male

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