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What is a Turken?
July 23, 2012
12:59 am
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homesteadmama
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My neighbor gave me a Turken rooster.  I don’t know if it’s some sort of turkey or a chicken.  What do I do with it?  He’s still little and my hens don’t mind him.  Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

 

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July 23, 2012
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They are chickens that do not have feathers on the head and neck.

July 23, 2012
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Well… some people love them, others think they’re weird and ugly.  They’re also called ‘naked necks’.  They are chickens and not related to turkeys at all, they are just very funny looking chickens.

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July 23, 2012
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Are they usually used for egg production or for meat?  At first I though he has horribly ugly, but he’s starting to grow on me.

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November 20, 2012
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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.

November 21, 2012
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laugh  I’m picturing little super long turtleneck sweaters on them!  turtle  turtle  turtle   So funny!

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November 21, 2012
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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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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.

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