Turken babies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lainy, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Lainy

    Lainy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! Today we acquired what I thought was a pecked-at hen and her chicks. While hoping not too much damage was done for so long that her feathers wouldn't grow back in, I started looking around to find out what, besides too many roosters, could have caused this. That's when I found a picture that looked exactly like her - a Turken! Her 1 1/2 week old chicks look like they will be fully feathered on the neck. Is it safe to say they won't look like a Turken? Or could they surprise us yet?
     
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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    I am confused??? where is she featherless??? Turkens would be her whole neck give or take some stray feathers. her babies should be the same.............. They don't grow back since turkens should breed true.

    Is she molting???? Maybe a pic would help!

    here is a turken youngster. he was born just like that with no feathers on his neck. his parents are turkens also

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  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Naked areas on turkens are all smooth, no 'goosebumps' or random quills/feather stub here/there. Neck is all 'smooth' except majority have a bowtie on mid-lower front of neck. They are also naked on other areas on body, there is one on the side where the wing sits on, a parallel row on back, around the vent..

    Turkens are born nakid(and very cute) right out of the egg:

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  4. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Post a pic for us... If her babies are mixed maybe they would have feathers on their necks? (I'm kinda asking that as a question...) First poster mentioned they should breed true, but I think that would only be if the chicks were pure turken [​IMG] So... Let's see her!
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:yes, they could be mixed but you would think atleast 1 would be a naked neck..............LOL Silly lookin chickens!
     
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    They may not be her babies, she may have just hatched them. Of course you can't tell her that they may not be hers!!!


    Jean
     
  7. Lainy

    Lainy Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of what I think might be our Turken hen and her four probably non-Turken sired chicks. What think ye? Is she likely of Turken breeding, or just to be pitied? She's a docile bird with a sweet personality.


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  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Turken breeding(looks pretty mixed). Also not pure for the naked neck gene, so if she was bred by a non-naked necked rooster, only half of her chicks would be naked necked. It's a dominant gene.. also means any non-naked offspring will never make naked necked babies, unless bred to a naked neck.
     

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