Okay so I have a little problem all of my royal palms have beards. I have one I'm fairly certain is a Tom, he has the black across his Chest. Out of the other four I know at least one of them is a female because she's the mommy. The mommy did not have a beard last year or at least I didn't know she did so how do I tell the difference? Is it possible that I have four Hens. I got rid of my old tom because I was fairly certain I had at least one tom out of the babies. My old Tom was nasty. Do all royal palm males have the black stripes across their chest and all of the females without the black stripes?