What does beard on an EE mean?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherLynn, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok when I went to the sadieville swap I bought 2 lovely EE's and a RIR. Well one of the EE's has developed a HUGE beard. I mean HUGE. They looked the same when I got them at around 15 weeks. Now they look sooo different. I mean that beard is HUGE. I cannot get over it. I have been so insane about cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, bug stuff, treating a hen for bubmlefoot, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning I didn't even notice it happening. I go to pick my 'gal' up and she has a beard. Is this a gender thing or do some of them have this. None of mine had beards before. She is still lovely just different. Do girl chickens get beards?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, they do. It's part of the breed characteristics of their backgrounds.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Yep, the girls should be bearded too [​IMG]
     
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I can relax for a bit now. I swear I was convinced she was a girl with the amount of attention the young roos have been showing, and then the beard. Ahh I really want a couple colorful egg layers. So she will be my bearded lady in this circus.
     

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