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#2982797 - 10/15/12 04:27 PM Re: Bearded hens; are they hamaphrodytes? [Re: Rockhound]
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To answer the question no they are not hermaphrodites. Just an oddity in nature although not as rare as you'd think. Seems like I see at least one every spring.
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#3017531 - 11/05/12 06:27 PM Re: Bearded hens; are they hamaphrodytes? [Re: Gravey]
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I've read a couple different sources that say around 10% are bearded. Some areas have more than others. I can't prove it, but I believe (and have heard people smarter than myself say) that bearded hens are genetically linked to multi-bearded gobblers. Certain farms I know of that regularly produce multi-bearded gobblers also seem to have a bearded hen or two running around every spring. But no, they're not hermaphrodites.
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