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how popular are turkens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Littlecimarron18, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so the other day i went to my coop to let my hens out and my turken girl crowed.
    so my "she" is a he
    i was just wondering how popular the naked necks are because i dont wanna get rid of Bob, but if turkens are not popular then when i sell my eggs in spring i wouldnt make any money..
     
  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    It just depends on your area. I found that a lot of people around here had never seen them before, and it's usually a love-hate thing -- either they're going to like them, or they'll think they're the ugliest thing they've ever seen. I haven't sold a whole lot of them locally, but I have had people buy eggs to be shipped.

    If you have full feathered hens in with your roo, the odds are 50-50 you'll end up with naked neck chicks. My naked neck roo has fathered both naked necks and normal offspring, mostly normal ones.
     
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I love my Turkens and I have 2 of them a roo and a hen...they are the most friendliest of most of my birds...and what a personality too...my hen follows me all over when I go outside...I cant wait till she trys hatching some in the spring...Yep its either you love them or hate them...I love them cause they are so different...
     
  4. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first saw the pics last year (Murray McMurray) I thought they were the ugliest things ALIVE. Now I have two and love them!! LOL! I agree, it depends on your area... I would have more.
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One can never have too many naked-necks! [​IMG] I can't wait till I can incubate some of mine.
     
  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. kk sweet. i think im gonna try turken crosses..
    wonder what a turken polish looks like?
     
  7. SilverJeep

    SilverJeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know how many different "kinds" or colors there are of Turkens?

    We just got a solid black hen (with flesh colored neck) last week. Then I saw someone was giving away a Turken Roo, so we to get him. He's solid white (with bright red colored neck).

    The chicks may end up pretty scary looking!!!
     
  8. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i have an extra red naked neck rooster free, if somebody needs him or want him.i`m in tn
     

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