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By draye, Nov 14, 2012 | Updated: Feb 18, 2017 | |
  1. draye
    My Naked Necks

    What I have:
    I will update when I have things settled. Things have been upset since the destruction of my Black/White Naked Neck projects.

    NAKED NECKS

    The history of the Naked Neck fowl runs into a distant and obscure past. They are supposed to have originated in Eastern Hungary but reached their highest state of perfection in Germany. They were also bred in other immediately adjoining countries.

    The desire for a smooth-skinned, dressed fowl commended them to favor. Their several bare areas made plucking much more easily and quickly done. Naked Necks have less than half the feathers possessed by other fowl of their approximate size and dress very smoothly with no feather follicles or sockets on the bare areas.

    They are good layers of brown eggs and stand cold weather well. In crossing, the naked neck imposes itself on the first product. Strict observance of prescribed color with true character therefore must be maintained.

    DISQUALIFICATIONS

    No naked area showing on neck section.

    Standard Weights

    Cock .........8 1/2 lbs.

    Hen............6 1/2 lbs.

    Cockerel.....7 1/2 lbs.

    Pullet ........5 1/2 lbs

    SHAPE --- MALE & FEMALE

    COMB: Single, medium size, set firmly on head thick at base, straight and upright, with 5 evenly serrated points.those at front and rear shorter than those at the middle; blade slightly following the contour of the skull.

    BEAK: Moderately short, stout, well-curved.

    FACE: Skin fine and soft in texture, free from wrinkles.

    EYES: Large, full, prominent.

    EAR-LOBES: Oblong, well defined, smooth.

    HEAD: Medium in length, deep, nicely rounded.

    NECK: Medium in length; devoid of feathers, except for a permissible small tuft at front of neck nearly half-way down; skin very smooth.

    Back: Rather long, moderately broad; carried horizontally.

    Saddle -- area at junction with tail, devoid of feather growth but covered by saddle feathers.

    TAIL: Medium length, well spread, carried at an angle of 20 degrees.

    Main Tail Feathers -- well-spread, broad and overlapping.

    WINGS: Medium in size, strong, well-folded. carried horizontally; area around the first joint devoid of feathers.

    Primaries and Secondaries -- broad and overlapping when wings are folded.

    BREAST: Deep, full, well-rounded. the crop area devoid of feathers.

    BODY AND FLUFF: Body rather long, broad, moderately deep, keel extending well to front and rear of legs; areas under wing and around vent devoid of feathers.

    LEGS AND TOES: Legs set well apart, straight when viewed from front.

    Lower Thighs-- large, medium in length, upper area devoid of feathers; area near hock joint, also devoid of feathers.

    Shanks-- medium in length, smooth, stout.

    Toes-- four on each foot, medium in length, straight, well-spread.

    Note-- In all areas devoid of feathers, the ideal skin is to be absolutely smooth and free from follicle and socket.


    RED NAKED NECKS

    COLOR -- MALE AND FEMALE

    COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: Bright red.

    BEAK: Yellow, shaded with reddish horn.

    EYES: Reddish bay.

    SHANKS AND TOES: Yellow.

    PLUMAGE: General Surface area, an even shade of rich mahogany bay in all sections, with the exception that the exposed primaries and secondaries and the main tail feathers may contain black. Main sickles and coverts should be bay and black, thus avoiding a sharp contrast between body and tail.

    UNDERCOLOR OF ALL SECTIONS: Red except for black, which should show a bar of slate.

    NAKED AREAS, EXCEPT LEGS AND TOES: Bright red shading to pink and yellow according to the density of coverage provided by overreaching plumage from adjacent feathered areas.

    WHITE NAKED NECKS

    COLOR -- MALE AND FEMALE

    COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: Bright red.

    BEAK: Yellow.

    EYES: Reddish bay.

    SHANKS AND TOES: Yellow.

    PLUMAGE: Web, fluff and shafts of all feathers in all sections, white.

    NAKED AREAS, EXCEPT LEGS AND TOES: Bright red shading to pink and yellow according to the density of coverage provided by overreaching plumage from adjacent feathered areas.

    BLACK NAKED NECKS

    COLOR -- MALE AND FEMALE

    COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: Bright red.

    BEAK: Dark slate to black.

    EYES: Reddish bay.

    SHANKS AND TOES: Black.

    PLUMAGE: Lustrous greenish black

    UNDERCOLOR OF ALL SECTIONS: dull black / slate

    NAKED AREAS, EXCEPT LEGS AND TOES: Bright red shading to pink and yellow according to the density of coverage provided by overreaching plumage from adjacent feathered areas.

    BUFF NAKED NECKS

    COLOR -- MALE AND FEMALE

    COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: Bright red.

    BEAK: Yellow, shaded with reddish horn.

    EYES: Reddish bay.

    SHANKS AND TOES: Yellow.

    PLUMAGE: Surface throughout an even shade of rich golden buff.

    Male-- had, neck, hackles, back, wing-bows and saddle showing greater luster.

    Female-- hackle showing some luster.

    UNDERCOLOR OF ALL SECTIONS: matching surface as nearly as possible.

    NAKED AREAS, EXCEPT LEGS AND TOES: Bright red shading to pink and yellow according to the density of coverage provided by overreaching plumage from adjacent feathered areas.

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