Turkens may not be the most elegant looking bird. Originally called “Naked Neck” chickens, they originated in Eastern Hungary with more concentrated breeding taking place in Germany. Many believed that they were a cross between a chicken and the domesticated turkey, but this is not the case. The “Naked Neck” was a characteristic bred into the chicken to make it easier to pluck for meat and to tolerate the heat better. The first examples were seen in Britain about 1880 and were known as Transylvanian Naked Necks. Turkens are multicolored, have single combs, clean, yellow legs and feet. We do not breed for any specific color, adult plumage color will vary.
Approx 200-260 Lg Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 8.5#, Female 6.5#
- Poultry Show Class: Miscellaneous Class
- Weights: Hen: 6 1/2 lbs Rooster: 8 1/2 lb
- Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat
- Color of Egg Shell: Brown
- Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Broody: Setter
- Country of Origin: Eastern Hungary
- APA: No
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