Shadow (named by my younger sister because she appeared to wear eye shadow) is a one year old EE hen who, for some reason, has been "squatting" a lot the past few days when I get near her So of course I must post a photo, along with some photos of beard-deprived chickens Aside from her recently discovered desire to "squat", Shadow is a perfectly normal Easter Egger who enjoys flaunting her beautiful beard. Wouldn't you want to flaunt it if you had a beard like this? But not all chickens have such amazing beards! Stella the black sexlink is an example of a hen deprived of a beard. You can tell by her crazy eyes (and creepy appearance in the corner of this next photo), Stella is extremely jealous of Shadow's beard, but some hens, like Athena the Dominique, are perfectly content to beardlessly eat eggshells. Others, like Dotte the Silver Laced Wyandotte and Peanut the majestic Buff Brahma rooster, try to make up for their lack of a beard by being the loudest chickens in the flock. And others even try to make up for it by having the ability to fly on top of a two-story house like Venus the Golden Sebright But some chickens know that they can be just as epic as a bearded chicken simply by being small, blue, and feather-footed while staring at some grass like Nona the blue bantam Cochin.