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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AreYouLoved, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. AreYouLoved

    AreYouLoved Songster

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    TURKENS...

    For the sake of discussion lets say Turkens had full feathers on their neck..
    What true breed would they really be? What breed were they developed from?

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    Samantha in OK
     

  2. draye

    draye Crowing

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    Who knows! No one is really positive where they really originated from. Some say Hungary and some say Romania (Transylvania).

    Actually (just learned this myself) that they are actuall called Naked NEcks (Turken is a term people started using to describe the look of them { thinking they were a turkey-chicken cross]).
     
  3. That is a REALLY good question! And I haven't a clue.

    Lisa
     
  4. Spangled

    Spangled Songster

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    Madagascar Games, I think. But I don't think I fully understand the question.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    If they had feathers on their neck, they would be poor quality Turkens. Not another breed.
     
  6. AreYouLoved

    AreYouLoved Songster

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    That is not my point. There were not always Turkens...They had to start with some other breed.
     
  7. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Songster

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    I think what the OP is asking is what breed or breeds the naked neck mutation originated in. Like we know most chickens with the scaleless gene originated in a flock of New Hampshire Reds (if my memory serves correctly). Or like the gene for frizzled feathers seems to have originated in cochins (I am assuming that's where it started anyway since cochins are the most commonly frizzled breed). Or the gene for silkied feathers has occured randomly in several breeds without any cross breeding that we are aware of.

    Short answer, I don't know. For all I know the gene popped up in a couple of barnyard mixes and someone decided to breed for that trait specifically.
     

  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's probably it - Some sort of landrace in a village that popped up with the trait, or even an American breed, and they went on from there.

    TRUE purebred Naked Necks that conform to the SOP are much like American class breeds, so I wouldn't be surprised if they originated from such.
     

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