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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kemclaughlin, May 31, 2011.
Do Naked Necks get sunburns?
I've been told they do, but we have lots of shade in our yard so they havent yet any way.
If you didn't have shade would you sunscreen them?
They do not sunburn. The exposed skin does either turn very red(roosters) or combination of red/darker pink(most hens). This color change is actually a sign of healthy and thriving bird. Also cockerels/pullets usually are light skinned until they are 'mature' then the skin gets darker- another thing against the sunburn claim and seems more like possibly a chemical or ??? response to direct sunlight. Same response shows up on most chickens if any part of their skin becomes exposed.
There's a website that says they sunburn but I say nonsense. Tried to let 'em know but it's still up there.