Naked Neck Turken

Chicks sold at Stromberg’s

The Turken is a light brown egg layer and considered a dual purpose utility chicken. It is especially suitable  for meat production as the breed has approximately half the feathers of other chickens, making them easier to pluck.

These birds are cold hardy and heat tolerant, excellent foragers, and immune to most diseases.

Their appearance is rather odd and not particularly appealing to some. Perhaps this explains why they’re not usually known to be an exhibition bird.

Size: 6.5 to 8 pounds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Varieties: Black, Buff, Red, White
Egg Laying: 2-3 per week
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown
Comb Type: Single
Personality: Docile & Friendly
Broody/Setters: Yes

amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

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8 Responses to Naked Neck Turken

  1. Kamau says:

    Good excellent work you have done kudos

  2. Good grief! I just misread the word Turken as Turkey! I thought, what an ugly assed turkey! I wasn’t even aware folks ate turkey eggs LOL.

  3. We have friends with this breed but I have to say I don’t find them very attractive to look at. They’ve got good characters though 😉

  4. bulldogsturf says:

    Looks like a hairstyle gone wrong… great information about the breed… thank you…

  5. kford2007 says:

    What a strange bird. 🙂 Are you sure you didn’t shave him? LOL

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