Turkens.. a little more info on them?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Red Rooster, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    If all works out, I might have a Turken today. I would like to know more about them. Are they friendly at all?

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    No, they are 100% chicken. (I wondered that too, when I first saw them.)
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Lol! I thought of it becasue of their name. Thank you!
  4. No. But they are a great chicken. Gentle, lay huge brown eggs. Heat and cold tolerant.
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Nope, they're just naked necked 100% chickens. [​IMG] They're an actual purebred breed, however probably more than 70% of all Naked Neck / Turkens out there are actually mutts, since the gene for naked neck is dominant and easily passed onto mutt offspring.
  6. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    Very very frindly birds we have two hens and they think they are lap dogs !

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