Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greeneggs444, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    i was looking in some hatchery catalogs and it listed turkens with chickens... so are they chickens? are they turkeys bred with chickens? if so is it for show? what is iit for?[​IMG]
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Turkens (aka Naked Necks) are chickens. No turkey at all. They just have been bred to have bare necks, thus looking like a turkey. [​IMG] They are a dual purpose breed, good egg layers and good meat. And any breed can be shown, as long as the bird is show quality and meets the Standard of Perfection (SOP) for that breed.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012

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