well i have a flock of about 15 turkeys in my back yard and to my surprize there is a gobbler with a double beard seen it through my binocs is this comon?its about 11-12in long last year my buddie and i both got a tom mine had a 9 3/4 in beard and his had a split beard that was 11in.what the difference of the two?split/double beard? also theres another gobbler with about 8-10 in beard.i know what i'm doing the first part of may!!!
i think that the georgia state record tom had 3 beards, if i remember right. We have a mangement area down here in Florida that is known for its bearded osceola hens. hunters get quite a few out of there every year.