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Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« on: June 28, 2020, 07:40:46 PM »
I have only seen a handful of bearded hens in my short time hunting.  Most have been pics of hens others have shot.  What would you say is an average length beard for the trophied bearded hen? 

The reason I ask, the kids will be targeting one we have hanging around the property this fall and the beard is crazy long.  I would guess 6-7" and pretty full.  The other ones I have seen are in the 2-3" range. 

I will see If I get trail cam pics to post up.  Feel free to post up pics of your bearded hens if you have them. 

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
The ones we see probably aren't over 2.5".
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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 08:19:06 PM »
ive seen some long bearded hens but they were only about pencil thickness.  Ive never seen a broom on a hen.

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 08:21:44 PM »
I have one on the wall 5.5 inches.  They are all over around Cle Elum in the fall.  That is about the average of what I have seen and most are thin.  The one on the left.

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 09:41:01 PM »
8" is the longest we've got.
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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 05:36:49 AM »
any pictures of that girl?

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 07:35:14 AM »
We see them quite often and kids have shot 2 or 3.  Beards around 5-6 inches. Never seen one with poults, wondering if maybe they can't lay eggs.

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 08:06:01 AM »
I called one in this year that had about a 6” beard. And pencil thin too. Had to be really close to see it.

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 08:12:28 AM »
any pictures of that girl?

She was in front of a camera a couple days ago so I will have pics in a couple weeks when I check the cam.  Hopefully I will have good pics of her beard.  She has 6 little ones in tow so the pics should be pretty cool. 

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 08:41:43 AM »
I don't want to get anyone in trouble, but in this PC world do they identify as hens?

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 08:45:41 AM »
I shot one with an 8" beard a few years ago.

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2020, 01:55:08 PM »
I don't want to get anyone in trouble, but in this PC world do they identify as hens?
You mean momtoms?
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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2020, 02:21:36 PM »
It seems like it's usually between a jake and a 2 yr old tom in length. Not as thick though, usually pretty whispy. Very common around here
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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 02:48:01 PM »
We see them quite often and kids have shot 2 or 3.  Beards around 5-6 inches. Never seen one with poults, wondering if maybe they can't lay eggs.

I saw one with poults last fall

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Re: Bearded Hens....how long do their beards get???
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 07:45:48 PM »
any pictures of that girl?

Yeah somewhere, I did take photos, if I stumble onto it I'll post it.
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