Looking for another opinion, I have seen this bird several times on my ranch and at first I thought it was a jake but it's beard is about 6-7" long and that is pretty big for a young immature tom and it has no spurs.
Then, after seeing it several more times thru my spotting scope I decided it had to be a hen with a beard.
I have seen hen's with beards before but never one with a fairly long beard, most of the time if they have one it's short or just a few strands.
Looking for your thouhgts.
Here are three photos in succession I took of it walking by the feeder last night. Please tell me what you think. I have a lot of big toms and quite a few jakes running around and they all look like tom's but this bird does not look like a tom to me.