Naked Neck/Turken Thread

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

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    This IS very confusing. One would think that a term would be used for a pure NN (lets call that a Turken) and a hybrid (Naked Neck) OR vice versa. When talking shop it's often confusing. I assume when I'm purchasing NN's that I'm purchasing a 'pure' bird. What I've discovered though is that some are and some aren't. This would be a topic for the Naked Neck club to put on the table. Did anything come of that? (the club?). My two cents, which is really only worth a half a cent. :confused:
     
  2. onemomof4

    onemomof4 Out Of The Brooder

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    The truth is that NN is a trait and not a breed the sop has the nn as a breed but they could have NNs of any breed or color just ask any genetic goro and they will tell you the same Naked neck it a genetic trait and is more simular to a dominate color than breed

    For examle frizzel is a trait that can be added to anny breed or color

    For example silkie feathers can be breed into any breed

    I could go on and on but geneticly NN is a trait not a breed

    Also you say your "pure" are small ? The sop calls for cocks that are 8 1/2 lb to 9 1/2 lb sorry but that's not "small"
     
  3. onemomof4

    onemomof4 Out Of The Brooder

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    The official term is NN. The term terken is hatchery slang
     
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Here are a couple of my pics of chicks from eggs I got from banjoe. I haven't checked the leg scales yet they are sooooo tiny when they get a little bigger I'll check for that, but they are adorable whether or not they carry Sc.

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    This one has the lightest feather colors

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    Here are the lightest and medium colored ones

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    and the lightest and darkest.

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    This one is the darkest feather and skin color her skin is so dark it shines blue.

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    This is my fav pic so far gotta loooooooooooooooove those eye feathers!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Should I do some Showgirls next year? I've got Silkies now.
    Probably not.
     
  6. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Why? or Why not??
     
  7. BackyardCoop

    BackyardCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    verry true genetly the NAKED NECK is more like a trait

    it is HOWEVER a showable " breed " and is in the APA SOP the officail term is naked neck
    reconized colors are RED--BLACK--BUFF--WHITE they are defanatly NOT a small LF they SOP has them at 8 1/2 lb witch is heavier than dominques by a 1 1/2 lb and the same as a wyandottes,Rhode island red ,delawares ex ex ex i would not consider them "small" anny NN that comes from a hatchery "they call them turkens witch is just slang for muut NN " or anny color not in the SOP could not be "called pure"

    but in my opinyon they are a trait and should be in the sop as such just like frizzels witch can be shown in anny breed and anny color in fack the frizzel genetics work a lot like the NN geen they are both incoplet domanet. homozigouse frizzels are called "frazzels " and are not disierable but the genetics act in allmost the verry same way but this is just my opinyon
     
  9. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    kass - good looking chicks if you seend me pics of the side of there legs i will let you know if they carry the scaless geen or not
     
  10. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I'll try and get Gary to help me to get leg pics tonight. Getting a good enough focus while holding a chick that just wants to get back to momma is not easy.
     

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