Got #1 yesterday morning and when i picked him up I said "Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam" !!!
I only had bathroom scales to go by but i weighed him 3 times and got 27 pounds
every time so that is close enough for me. I had 2 freshly killed clients birds here to compare with and he could easily have eaten them
He ended up 27 lbs, 10" beard, and 1.25" sharp hooks. Too bad he took a backward flip into a deep creek so he looks kinda rough in the pic. I had my son get in the picture for a size reference.
He was with 3 other long beards, 10 jakes, and about 25 hens. I am lucky he came close enough first because I had already decided the first one to cross the 45 yard line was gonna get some 6's in the face :)