Naked Neck/Turken Thread

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

  1. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my very small NN survived from eggs from Banjoejoe. And Victor my only surviving adult rooster.[​IMG]
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    If I have the patience, I might breed blue partridge Showgirls. OTOH What color showgirls do you have Joe. Since I would love some eggs from your dark skinned birds ?
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Handsome rooster!
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Look at the wattles & comb on that big beautiful boy!! :yiipchick

    flower, still lov'in that little black and gold hen. She's so dainty.
     
  4. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KEV [​IMG]
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess- I agree the use of "naked neck" can be a bit confusing because like you say, it describes *both* a "modern" breed with SOP OR a specific genetic trait.

    Sometimes when someone comes on and talks about naked necks, it's not always immediately clear if the person is talking about the SOP breed or a non-SOP bird with a naked neck or what...? Same goes for seeing an ad in the local paper advertising naked necks for sale- are these birds the SOP breed, hatchery stock or backyard mixes with naked necks..?

    This problem also can come up in middle of a discussion between people who 'know' each other.. one person might, during the conversation, come to mean specifically the trait or the breed when the other person(s) might think the person is talking about one or the other and the wires get crossed...

    It'd be so much easier if say, the SOP breed had a different name like say, "Bavarian Chicken". Much easier to separate the breed vs. a specific trait.
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Think I see a row of missing scales on that one chick- in pictures 3 and 4. seems to be accentuated by the 'part' between leg fuzz. Congrats on cute chickies and really hope it's a carrier rooster for you.. ;)
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting thought- are you saying that maybe the naked neck should be considered a trait that can be introduced into any breed like it's being done with the frizzle gene in pekins etc? Like naked neck New Hampshires(you have very nice New Hampshires by the way), naked neck Polish, naked neck Ameraucanas etc?

    As for SOP- I'd like to mention that pgpoultry is in Wales.. perhaps their SOP calls for different weights than the APA does. I agree that American large fowl naked neck birds can be very big and heavy birds. My very first naked neck was from a hatchery and she weighed 10 pounds- huge for a hen...
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] how you dealing with this heat? Did you get *clouds and rain* this week?!?! In July?!

     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's my answer. :)

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  10. banjoejoe4783

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    kev - love the silver laced NNs they look great

    yes i think that Naked Necks should be veiwed more as a trait/variaty just like the frizzel the APA SOP staits that frizzels can be shown in anny color and anny breed for example frizzel cochin /pekin or frizzel OEGB EX EX EX

    i think the Naked Neck should be the same " NN new hamps " or" NN polish" we allready have show girl silkies as long as the bird fits SOP in all other ways and has a Naked Neck i think it should be considered
     

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