Those of you who like the Turkey Ladies may have wondered if I wasn't just a little off in describing all of them as ladies. That's because one of them has a beard(that tuft of hairlike feathers hanging from the middle of the chest.) So, this may be a little turkey lesson for you.
I had always thought that the turkeys that looked like hens, but had a beard, were immature toms. But, one day I was doing a little research on wild turkeys and found out, much to my surprise, that 10 to 20 percent of hens have a beard.
So, in the little band of five Turkey Ladies, we're about right on percentage in that one of the five has the beard. At least, I can tell her from the others.