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?