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Old 04-23-2011, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by halfbakedi420 View Post
as fog horn leg horn would say..I,I,I,I,i,i d-d-d do believe we need this here bird sexed!!!!

Now thats funny!!
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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I have also seen jakes with a full fan. A guy shot one in NE a few years back thinking it was a Tom because it had a full fan. It had a short 3" beard and just little nubs for spurs I would rule out the tail feathers but it does look to me like there are black tipped breast feathers, the head looks like a jake to me, and the nubs (evern very small) all add up to jake. I am a taxidermist and have seen quite a few birds. I also get quite a lot of hens (for making decoys). I've seen my fair share of bearded hens and this is not one.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:30 PM
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Im a little late on posting, but like mentioned several times, that is definetly a bearded hen.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:23 PM
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so..i say..s..s ..so whats the st...st....st....story? buh..buh..bearded hen, or what?
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:12 AM
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This is a bearded hen
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
line of fine feathers up the back of the neck/head and the lack of any waddels says hen, even overlooking the dull coloration, I see what JW is saying is a spur on the right leg but looks like an optical illusion from a round edge on a leaf on the ground, no way is that a gobbler.
What RR said Back of a gobblers head

Back of a hens head
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:39 PM
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Looks like a jake to me. Spurs and more of a black color than brown.

What'd it weigh?

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Old 04-25-2011, 03:12 PM
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Looks like feathers/hairs going all the way up the back of its neck... therefore making it a bearded hen? Am I correct?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:49 PM
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I still say hen.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:38 AM
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It's a hen...a little tricky to tell on this one, but not that tricky, to me at least. I have been wrong many times in my life, but I don't believe I am wrong on this occasion in believing that this is a hen.
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