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#2819947 - 05/02/12 12:05 PM beard rot
stik
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one of the toms we killed last year had beard rot. when this happens, will the beard ever grow back?(not on the one we killed, DUH!!! but on a live bird \:\) )
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#2820187 - 05/02/12 05:20 PM Re: beard rot [Re: stik]
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My understanding is that beard rot is caused by lack of melanin. This causes the beard to be brittle and susceptible to falling off. I don't think the beards can grow back but I may be wrong. My dad and I shot two this year that had rot.
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