Naked Neck/Turken Thread

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

  1. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    He's also cuckoo, just can't see it due to his being white- we know he is cuckoo because his mother was & it's sex linked(white pullet does not have cuckoo for the same reason).

    Cuckoo/barring also has the side effect of interfering with pigmentation in the dermal layer in the leg skin.

    Another possibility is a gene called Id- Inhibitor of Dermal melanin. It's also sex linked and inherits the same way as cuckoo/barring does. it's possible for the boys to have both Id and cuckoo resulting in very clear legs.

    A white skinned bird with cuckoo and/or Id will have white legs... a white skinned bird lacking Id or cuckoo will have blue legs. It's yellow & green legs, on yellow skinned birds, respectively.

    for dominant white to be a possibility, it's necessary for at least one of the parents to have it, just like with the NN gene. So with a gold laced roo, cuckoo hen, that's simply not possible.
     
  2. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is female also and she is quite pretty!
     
  3. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    One last question,If he is bred to a black bird,can I expect some cuckoo birds?
    Thanks
     
  4. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am hoping female.[​IMG]
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    She looks just like the one I just lost in this past heat wave. She was also very gentle. Glad you have her young to continue her line. Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks,I will have to post his pic.He seems gentle and laid back.Maybe he will stay that way.The only thing is I think his feather color(to me)is not real attractive.
     
  7. LarissaSlates98

    LarissaSlates98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody, I raise breeder quality and occasionally show quality NNs LF. My rooster seems to over breed the hens, what can I do about this except for seperating them? Because he stresses when not with the hens? I also have a med. hatch of chicks due Sunday so excited :)
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, half cuckoo birds in both sexes. they will all be splits for white.. but this will also be a great way to test if they're really dominant or recessive white...
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! I and suspect quite a few others would really love to see pictures of your birds!
    If the roo is young, it might just take some time. Some roosters 'cool it down' once they fully mature. If he's already mature... may need more hens so if there's more space for extra hens.. other than that I can't really think of anything.. Hmm.
     
  10. LarissaSlates98

    LarissaSlates98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's about a year and a half. We have 7 in with him, 5 of which are adults, but only 3 of the 5 are laying as two are old. And it's hard to tell who is not laying. But we will add more to the flock as we get them. He eyeballs my Cochin hens... That would be a weird creation, NN Large Fowl Cochin. Hmm
     

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