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hoping you can help, I'm just getting back into Turkins, new sites confusing. no clue how to find things. can U explain the difference in NN, Nn, Na . Thanks
Both NN and Nn are kind of "shorthand" for describing Naked Necks, with NN being used as both a overall generic term and also to casually represent a homozygous Naked Neck with a clean or nearly clean neck, and Nn indicating a heterozygous Naked Neck cross with fully feathered birds. Most of us use the NN and Nn incorrectly, but effectively to convey the strength of the naked neck gene prominence in our birds.
Na is the correct, scientific term to refer to the gene that causes the naked neck. It's a dominant trait. A completely homozygous NN will have little to no bowtie because of a double dose of the naked neck gene, giving it the genetic marker NaNa.
NA really doesn't mean anything, but is still often used to indicate the genetic presence of the naked neck gene.
Any luck with more heat tolerant Bielefelder's?
The only way I've really been able to improve their heat tolerance is to cross them with Naked Necks, which means they're no longer Bielefelders. They simply don't handle the heat well. I still have one pure Biel rooster (he's a pet, and I pamper him in the summer), and will be culling my last Biel hen this month as she's already stopped laying again due to heat stress.
Thanks for the update. What do you like that is autosexing for hot humid climates? Im in south Florida. I have Cream Legbars now.
For hot climates I continue to herald the vigor of Naked Neck Turkens, but they're not autosexing. The temps here easily reach 120* for much of the summer, and the NNs shrug off heat that has other breeds fainting from heat stroke. If you're insistent upon an autosexing breed, I'd suggest Barred Rocks. Mine proved quite heat tolerant.
hi i dont know if you are getting my messages..? but i am very interested in your NN if you wont have any this year please let me know need to add more layers to my flock as soon as possible &found pullets for sale at a hatchery, but would rather buy from you thanks and let me know. take care Dianna
o and i forgot to say i will take any blue egg laying NN hens you have right now , any color, i can wait on the splash color ones, o and also one nice splash boy with the blue egg genes , sorry i keep forgetting what i wanted to say ,didn't get much sleep ....lol.. thanks and let me know. take care Dianna
i was planning to buy splash NN from you the ones that lay blue eggs, im very very interested, maybe 12 pullets we should talk, maybe we could chat on our privet e mails? no worries no rush , here is my personal e mail [email protected], so let me know thanks in advance & take care Dianna : )
HI DesertChic im looking for splashes in NN girls or a boy? with a pea comb if possible, especially because of the heat tolerance of the NN, i need your advice & are planning to buy from you especially because your NN lay blue eggs : ) a splash that lays blue eggs i considered the perfect bird ; ) if you have the birds im looking for let me know..! THANKS Dianna
I currently have one splash NN cockerel and one buff splash pullet, but they're too young to breed right now. She lays a blue/green egg and he also carries the blue egg gene. They are two of the sweetest birds I've ever owned. They both have pea combs because of the EE blood in them. I'll keep you posted on when mine reach breeding age.
wonderful.! i would love birds from them, so yes please do keep me posted..! sounds like just what i was looking for..!! wow this is great : )
Hi-- sometime next year I will be in a position to get some chickens. I live in Prescott and could drive down to pick up chicks, would that be something you would consider? I probably don't want to get set-up to hatch. Yet!
Sure! Just keep in touch concerning when and what you're looking for. I live down in Green Valley.
Hi! I saw on a feed that you might have naked neck chicks? wondering if you have any non-solid colors this year available to ship. Thanks! -Alex
I have a lot of uniquely colored NNs, including buff barred, red barred, various splash, mottled, etc, but I only ship hatching eggs, not chicks.