Turken chick with fluffy neck?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IHeartPoultry, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I recently hatched an assortment of pure bred chickens. I got two turken eggs, green and all. One hatched. It has a fluffy neck! He's still super adorable, but no missing fluff on the beck like a turken should have?! Is it normal for newly hatched checks (>1 day) to still have fluffy necks?[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The chick is not 'pure' Turken.
     
  3. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really?! Wow. That sucks, I can't believe that eBay seller lied! Now I'm worried about the other chicks and if they are pure....
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    You should ask BYC nick: Turk Raphael. he raises a whole lot of Turkens and is very knowledgeable about them.
    I thougth it took 2 hits of the nacked neck gene to get the naked neck. And that Turken could have ony one
    and still be a Turken. But I could be wrong, email Turk and double check for sure.
    Best,
    Karen
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The naked neck gene is dominant. It only takes one copy to express. However, if you are sell chicks, birds, or eggs as naked necks/Turkens, you had better be sure that your birds are 'pure'. Otherwise, it's just plain dishonest.
     
  6. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's just wrong! she said they are completely pure bred :(
     

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