Turkens Naked Necks
Turkens, most likely originated in Hungary or Transylvania. Their identifying feature is the absence of feathers on there neck. Many people believe they are a cross between a turkey and a chicken, because of the lack of fathers on the neck. This is not true. They are there own chicken breed. The Naked Neck gene is dominant, so if a Turken is bred with different breed they will throw Naked Necks. Two chickens with Turken blood in them that have fully feathered necks will produce naked neck chicks. Turkens come in many different colors, but Standard of Perfection only recognizes Buff, Red, and White. They also have 20% less body feathers then other chickens. Although they have 20% less feathers they surprisingly handle the cold very well and are great in hot weather. They are a very hardy breed and are great producers of large brown eggs. They can lay between 180 to 250 eggs. They are a dual-purpose breed so the are great for the table as well. They will go broody and have a wonderful disposition. They are active birds making them great forgers if you want to free range them, but they also do well in confinement. Turkens standard weight at maturity are males 8 1/2 lbs, and hens 7 1/2 lbs. Turkens are also disease resistant. They are a great all around breed. They are very friendly, docile birds and make great pets as long as you can get past their necks which some people love and other hate. Also these are rare colors that I am working on so not all the chicks will hatch with naked necks.
Naked Necks eggs are not available at this time, prices are $15.00 for a half dozen, and $25.00 for a dozen plus shipping cost. Use form below to order please contact with amount of eggs you are wanting, and breeds you are wanting. We will need your zip code to calculate your shipping cost. Payments are collected through PayPal, i will send an invoice to your email for payment. Please read and understand egg buying shipping policy before purchasing hatching eggs