I had never heard of the naked neck turken or the cou nu chicken until recently when my “farmingfriend” Sandy from the US sent me a photo of some hens she has.
The naked neck turken is the hen in the background. As you can see from the photo this bird has a look of a turkey with it’s “naked neck”, but it’s actually a chicken!
I have read that the naked neck turken was bred this way to make it easier for plucking.
Naked Necks are said to be popular in Europe, especially France where they call this bird the cou nu chicken.
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