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Naked Neck Chicken

Naked Neck Chicken


Other name(s):
 Naked Neck Turken;
Turken; French Naked Neck;
Transylvanian Naked Neck;
Nachkthalshühner; Szeremlei Chicken

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Hungary

History: The Naked Neck Chicken (or Transylvanian Naked Neck Chicken) is Europe's original naked neck chicken, developed in Transylvania (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) during the 1800's. They are characterized by their completely featherless heads and necks, and are classed as soft-feather chickens.

A 2011 study found that the Naked Neck Chicken's feather-free neck is caused by a random genetic mutation that causes the overproduction of a feather-blocking molecule.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
meat production, Great mothers, large brown egg, free range, sweet
Challenging:
cold winter weather
Interesting:
easier process, naked neck, Oddly Lovely Bird.
Overall review
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4.6 (8)
MDBennett
My mother-in-law got me started with naked neck chick...
Review by: MDBennett (21) November 18, 2013 16:14
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5.00
1 photo
sheila3935
Review by: sheila3935 (0) April 12, 2013 09:45
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5.00
EelhsaMarie
I have many years of experience raising and caring fo...
Review by: EelhsaMarie (6) updated March 22, 2013 15:56
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5.00
1 photo
KatieBelle
Naked neck chickens are quite interesting. They are n...
Review by: KatieBelle (16) December 19, 2012 06:58
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5.00
skilzz2005
My chickens are the coolest. I got them when they we...
Review by: skilzz2005 (2) February 27, 2012 19:23
  • Currently 100
5.00
Care / Feeding (3 videos)
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Fluffy Grows Up
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Naked neck with chicks
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Turkin (Naked Neck) Chicks
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Funny / Heartwarming (2 videos)
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Naked Neck Chick LOVES Pit Bull
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Thanksgiving Point Turken
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Learn About (4 videos)
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Bantam turken cockerel crowing
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03:44
Black Bantam Turkens
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Peter Risch's Nachkthalshühner
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