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Jakes have a little stubby beard plus they dont have a full fan. Their middle tails feathers will be longer than the rest. Easiest things to look for. Good luck!
 

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A jake will have a short beard usually 2" - 4" and the 4 center tail feathers are longer than the rest. Usually much skinnier than a Tom too.
 

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As the others have said, jakes have short beards and the middle feathers on their fan are longer, while toms have full fans with all feathers the same length. Here's a pic of some jakes just so you can get an idea of how the fan looks.

 

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You can tell by their gobble sometimes also it won't be as deep or loud and might seem to get cutoff because a it's vocal cords aren't fully developed
 

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Their snood isn't as developed either. Fan if strutting as stated before and snood/beard.


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