I was talking about the turkins or how ever they are called, not having feathers around the neck. I am too blind to notice any scratches in pictures. How long have you had naked neck chickens? I am thinking about getting some but I am not sure how they do in the winters here.
Oh...LOL! Sorry about that. *Snicker*
Okay...I've had Turkens (NNs for short) for a little over a year now, hatched two batches so far, and absolutely LOVE the breed. In fact, they've become the primary breed I want to work with. They're exceptionally hardy, friendly, entertaining, great egg layers, some go broody, and outstanding meat quality. I purchased my first batch of NN hatching eggs because I knew they would be durable in the AZ heat. Then I fell in love with the breed and have since made them the focus of creating both a solid meat flock and a solid egg laying flock.
While we don't have severely cold winters here, mine have endured our below freezing temps very well and I've heard they're surprising cold hardy too. If you get some, I doubt you will have any regrets. They really are quite exceptional.