What is a turkin?


In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 8, 2011
We received our chicks yesterday and guess that the naked neck chick is a turkin. I have read they are a separate breed but do they serve any purpose? Kind of odd looking, we call it the ugly duckling LOL!
The turken or naked neck is a dual purpose bird.

Meyer Hatchery says:
These also go by the descriptive name 'naked-neck chickens.' They are bred to resemble turkeys, but are no relation! Turkens have fewer feathers than other chickens, which makes them easier to pluck. They lay a fair size brown egg, are cold hardy and take the heat better. Sold as assorted colors only.

Average mature weight:
Roosters 8 1/2 lbs., Hens 6 1/2 lbs.

Hope that helps.
Thanks, that is where I got the chick from. Wasn't expecting one with a bare neck, thought something was wrong with it at first LOL! Can tell I'm a newbie!

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