Are all Turkens Naked Necked?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by willowcol, May 14, 2009.

  1. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have a few bantan turken eggs hathcing in the bator, so far only one has hatched but it is not a naked neck? I was just wondering if this happens often, or if the naked necks are different then bantam turkens.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If the parent birds are both homozygous for the Naked neck trait, then 25% will not have naked necks.
     
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    ok thanks!
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    willowcol,

    Unfortunately it's common in Naked Necks/Turkens in all sizes for there to be birds not pure for the naked neck gene. About half of hatchery stock Turkens are not pure for the NN gene. Private individuals is more variable, but still very common.

    When the other chicks hatch, check the 'bowtie' size. The ones not pure for NN have a good sized fuzzy bowtie patch and on many it seems to cover the entire front lower neck.

    On the pure ones, either the neck is totally bare(not very common though) or has a tiny bowtie- can seem to be pair of single puff or usually like a pair of little pompoms coming out on the neck with the lower neck being very obvious.

    It's similar on adult birds.

    Here's a pure with pretty small bowtie:

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    All chicks are pures except the dark blue on right, on that one has a bowtie so large it's covering the entire lower front of neck and crop area:

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Sonoran Silkies wrote:
    If the parent birds are both homozygous for the Naked neck trait, then 25% will not have naked necks.

    Gotta chuckle at this.. Coffee not strong enough this am?

    Apparently NOT [​IMG]

    That should have said HETEROZYGOUS​
     
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