What is a turkin?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mjweav, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. mjweav

    mjweav In the Brooder

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    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!
     
  2. chickgrowerdan

    chickgrowerdan In the Brooder

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  3. mjweav

    mjweav In the Brooder

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    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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