I was tucking my turkeys in last night and noticed one of my turkey hens had a beard. I thought that was strange, so I checked the rest of them, and sure enough, three of the seven hens have beards. One is over two years old and somehow I never noticed it before. The other bearded ladies are 18 and 9 months old, but they are all three completely unrelated to each other. The beards are short yet, the longest one being about two inches and on my oldest gal. The other two beards are barely an inch but stick out when their feathers aren’t fluffed up. And they are all definitely ladies; the two older ones are mothers. So I’m wondering how common is this? It would make more sense to me if they were related, but since they’re all different breeds, I wonder if I’m doing something to cause this to happen? Somehow?? I am mystified.