Naked Neck/Turken Thread

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

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marv does look like he will be a big one for sure! I am so glad he hatched against all odds! Such a cutie!

    I had some new babies hatch here the other day also. The 2 moms are raising them together.

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  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lisa, those look adorable.

    I love the 'designer' saddle on the hen on the right!
     
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  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the toe front, Flower, there seems to be something AFOOT as some of my birds are getting VERY long toes.

    Here's some more extra-length toes (maybe a genetic adaptation to the mud, the webs will be coming very soon!).


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    These birds are not full grown and have disproportionately long toes.
     
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  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks PG! Those moms are extra protective of those chicks. The saddles really helped them grow their feathers back. They were some of the roos favorites.
    Speaking of toes, I have noticed some of my NN's have really long toes too. I will have to take notice of that better.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Wow.. Skinny too!
    [​IMG] Here are some toes on one of my girls. I have noticed that all of my NN have very thick legs, especially the boys, but the girls as well.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Has anyone had a lot of explaining when new people come over? I am always explaining the difference between turkeys and NN turkens. I've had people not even believe me. lol Here is Spock (pullet) with my favourite little turkey - Betty (though it is a tom). [​IMG] [​IMG] The rooster I am keeping. Not yet named. [​IMG] With some of the barred NN. I believe the one to the far left is a female. She squats and shakes off and is only 12 weeks old! [​IMG] [​IMG] I love the sheen to the blacks. [​IMG] Check out the comb/wattles on this guy! 12 weeks old lol
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aoxa...there's a bit of the aye aye about those long middle toes.

    When I brought home my first NN chicks, I told hubby they were miniature ostriches.....he believed me and moaned on for hours about how high the fences would need to be to keep them in etc, before I enlightened him. When I confessed they were chickens, he didn't believe me.....so i might as well have bought some ostriches.

    I'm sure the barred NN on the left is a pullet.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That's hilarious! :gig

    Everyone either loves them, or is weirded out by them. Some say they are so ugly they are cute. I think they are cute, without any ounce of ugliness lol.

    Thanks for the second opinion on the barred NN. I was really hoping to keep one barred, and she is the only one that is even close to girly out of the barred. :)
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got several barred ladies, this year. I've also got a red barred rooster that I'm keep to put over them.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Red barred?! Do show us!! Please! :D
     

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