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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by draye, Nov 29, 2014.
Hummm...Naples Florida...strikes a cord of memory.
I do really like both of those chicks.
Just for the record, I think the white one is a pullet and I was thinking about the duo for my daughter. We have no shortage of NNs here now, even with the dispersal but but I was just sorta grasping at getting her some colored egg layers. Sorry if I seemed pushy.
These 7 are from my Salmon Naked Neck rooster over 2 Red (Duckwing) 1/2 Easter Egger and 1/2 Production Red.
All look like they're going to be some form of red coloring. So they are going to be part of my Green Egger Baked Neck project. Except for the cockerels. They will be sold.
Guessing pullet pea combed.
Pullet, pea combed.
Cockerel. Pea combed.
Pullet. Pea combed.
Cockerel. Pea combed.
Pullet. Single comb. Watching, maybe culled.
Pullet. Pea combed.
These are 3 weeks and 4 days old.
With all the interest in NNs and layers of colored eggs, I expect this thread to pick up pace.
Yes if I could just get some more going the latest ones, four, are now 18 weeks, maybe it won't be but another 8 to 10 weeks before they start laying.
I do have a few more that hatched on the 1st and 2nd of January coming up when I say a few it is about 2 or 3 more pullets.
I also have a few lines up for eggs.
Better to start slow and continue to rise rather than flash and fizzle.
It took the PRODUCTION thread a while to get started...very slow at first them a few spurts. I was gone for about 6 months and it went into a bit of stagnation plus my younger son came on and caused enough hard feelings that he had delivered the coup de gras but since I came back...primed it a bit and stay out of the way, (pretty much) it's moving along pretty well.
Turk is threatening to come back but I will be here if he does and while he's a man, ol' dad still carries a lot of sway over him...he will be nice or he won't post!
It would be good to see Turk back. I enjoyed his posts.
Here are the latest pictures of my latest hatch of Green Egger Naked Necks.
I'm going to post the picture and tell my guesses as to the sex and other observations. I would appreciate feedback as to your thoughts in the sex if each.
Cockerel. Comb is an indicator. Vent check indicates cockerel ( just remember I'm not very good at vent sexing). Pea comb and yellow legs.
Pullet. Combea and vent check indicate pullet. Legs: green.
Pullet. Same as above.
Cockerel. Comb: Pea. Vent check indicates cockerel but the comb is iffy to me.
Pullet. Same as the above two pullets but not sure on leg color sometimes I forgot to check on that.
6 & 7 are basically the same as the others that I think are pullets. Only difference these two are single combed.
I also did the leg test. Turn them on their backs, pullet pulls legs to her body, cockerel will fling his out from his body.
I don't know how accurate this is it is just something that I've heard all my life.
There was one that I thought was a pullet that had one to her body and one flung out, so IDK.
Edited: look to see if you can tell leg color. I think I got them mixed up as to which had which. Oops. I watch that better next photo session.
This is the rooster that I've decided that I will continue with on my Green Egger Naked Neck with for now.
He will be 19 weeks old tomorrow. As he grew I watched him. He had the best comb, legs ( green with a little bit to the blue side), and over all confirmation that I liked. He was not the dominant cockerel growing up a little lower in the totem pole. A little later on the crowing side. If I remember correctly it was about a week after I culled out the other 4 cockerels out. I have not yet observed him trying to do his manly duty, maybe he's shy and don't want an audience, I don't know. I figure he will get a little more aggressive at it in a few weeks.
Color: don't know what to call it except pretty. Maybe a splash version of Wheaten?
Legs: greenish with a strong hint of blue.
Front shot with comb.
Mid back and tail shot.
Top shot to show overall appearance.
I'll try to update with more pictures if it would quit raining, snowing and I ing over here.