Abstract Two commercial turkey egg ovalbumins (TEOs) with different quantities of mannose, were further purified by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for either of the purified glycoproteins showed one big wide band and one close small band. Capillary electrophoresis was used for the investigation of the separation of glycoforms of both glycoproteins. The best resolution of the glycoforms was obtained, reproducibly, with 100 m M borate, 1.8 m M 1,4-diaminobutane and pH 8.6 electrophoretic buffer. At least 13 glycoform peaks could be separated for either of the two glycoproteins. Their glycoform patterns were highly similar except for the conspicuous decrease in quantity of four glycoforms in the ovalbumin containing less mannose, compared to that of the other with more mannose. Coinjection electrophoresis of the two glycoproteins indicated that almost every glycoform peak of the former exactly overlapped with its corresponding glycoform peak of the latter. These results clearly indicated that the two TEOs possessed the same glycoform patterns but differed in quantity at least four glycoforms. It was found that the glycoform patterns were remarkably different between TEO and chicken egg ovalbumin.