That bearded hen has a beard about 5" long. The hen with the 9" beard hasn't been around for a week or so. Hope somebody didn't shoot her.
Its 6am and I'm getting ready to go see if a longbeard has a death wish. ;D
I am noticing a few single hens walking the treeline here at the house, so I'm betting they have been bred, and are nesting now. The big flock is pretty much together, but the big mature toms have left.