I know this is a naked neck...is it a cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marmarjake, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. marmarjake

    marmarjake Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this naked neck from Ideal Hatchery. She is obviously blond but two things intrigue me. Her wings remind me a bit of the Salmon Faverolles I have or the markings on my RIR babies. Additionally, her abdominal skin and feet have more of a blueish tint. Has anyone experienced this? This is my first experience with naked necks, so I wonder if this is normal.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Naked necks can be any breed chicken
     
  3. marmarjake

    marmarjake Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking that may be the case. From what I understand, it is selective breeding for the trait of no feathering on the neck. Thus, the trait is more important than the breed I guess...[​IMG]
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The NN gene is a partially dominant gene. If the parent bird has no bow tie of feathers on the front of its featherless neck, then all offspring will have a NN. If the parent bird has a bow tie on its otherwise NN, then half of its offspring will have NN with a bow tie. (I think). The feet color may indicate breeding with an EE.
     
  5. marmarjake

    marmarjake Out Of The Brooder

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    At Nurse-turtle...

    That would be the best of both worlds if I landed an EE Naked Neck!
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