Naked Neck/Turken Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by josh44, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I have some eggs in the bator, (someone else's bator who is kind enough to hatch for me) she is candling them in the next few days at the 10 day mark. They are black skinned as well as potentially carrying the scaleless gene. There are only 8 eggs, can't say I fully understand the genetics but there is potential for some very naked chickies, but all that hatch will be dark skinned.
     
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    What's the scaleless gene?
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    This guy must have the gene somewhere then....never had such a naked chicken. Mom was a frizzle from DDD lines, dad a regular NN from Kevs lines.
    I need to find him a home in warmer temperatures or else I'm going to end up with a garage rooster.
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  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Southern CA isn't warm???
     
  6. Kassaundra

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    I actually have no clue what I would do w/ a naked chicken, it gets to cold in the winter for one to live outside. But w/ just 8 eggs it is doubtful anyway.
     
  7. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'm in the mountains of So. Cal. We get temps. below freezing, snow and with the wind chill factor can get down to about 18 degrees....I only set 5 eggs.
     
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  8. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kassaundra not all of southern california is warm during the winter. Only the costal area around San Diego. Any place inland with an elevation above 1000 feet gets cold. Wind is also a problem causing the cold dry air to feel much worse. Plus a lot of California has mountains. Even Los Angeles gets "chilly" and many of the chicken folks on here do not live in either LA or SD.
     
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  9. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would like to see pics. I want to breed my dark skinned naked neck pullet to one of my naked neck roosters that I got from cackle.Would like to breed this into my naked necks. But she being feather legged is the only thing I want to breed away from.
     
  10. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Georgia Boy, I went back some posts and looked at your NNs. You have some fine looking birds to work with. All the regulars that post pictures have beautiful NNs. Kassaundra's new hatches should be wonderfully interesting. Dipsy has Fm birds. She has been working on the gene for a long time but she's modest about it. I know there are others that post here that have them too. I'll try to get pictures but I don't get much cooperation.
     

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