About 10-12 years ago, I started having turkeys show up in my yard usually around the first week of June. Several hens would bring their young into the yard and chase bugs. They roost in the tall oaks and hickorys in the woods next to the yard. Roughly 8 years ago I started noticing a bearded hen in the bunch and each year there is always one, never more. I'm guessing it is not the same one as I don't think they reach the ripe old age of 8. Maybe passing along flawed genes? I've seen, in the past, hens bowing up like a longbeard but never the bearded hen. This morning I watched the flock fly down form the roost, about 20 birds, and one of the hens bowed up, started strutting and let out one extremely pitiful attempt at gobbling, not the bearded hen. Has anyone ever experience this kind of behavior?