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March 30, 2011
November 20, 2009
February 10, 2009
November 20, 2012
I ended up with 2 Turkins, thinking I had rescued two poor, picked on chickens. Silly me. They are producing brown eggs for me, though as iit has gotten cooler the Turkins slowed down and between the 2, I have gotten 1 brown egg a day. They are a little milder in temperment than my 3 leghorns, but they get along.
I read they get colder faster, (seems to make sense). I also read somewhere they were for meat, having a lot less feathers, making the processing easier.
They are funny looking. I call them my red-neck chickens, and have threatened to cut the tips off of baby socks for chicken-turtle neck scarves, but its only a thought.
February 10, 2009
March 9, 2011
Hee hee, I like the idea of them in their turtlenecks! I guess turkens is a better name than calling them "vult-hens", cause they look more vulture-like to me.
I know they are pretty muscular and they are one of the heritage breeds that is used in my red broiler meaties hybrid (along with Rhode Island Reds) that I get from Ideal Hatchery, so it makes sense that they would be good for crossing for table birds. I seem to remember that they are so-so for laying eggs. The nekkid neck isn't apparently too heritable, because my red meaties don't have nekkid necks, but the body type is sure there!
By the way, the 2 biggest roos in the last batch of meaties are guests of honor at Thanksgiving this year. Thank you, Burl and Frank, for your contribution. 4 lbs each, dressed out, at 10 weeks of age.
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