With a featherless neck and floppy wattles, the Turken resembles a turkey cross from the neck up. In fact, it is all chicken. Turkens (also called Naked Necks) were developed in Central Europe. They probably were bred for the featherless feature with the goal of producing a bird that would tolerate hot weather.

Turken chicken

Turkens are calm, docile, and handle confinement well. Some owners have tried them because of their unusual looks and ended up falling in love with them as pets.

Turken (Transylvanian Naked Neck) Facts


Hens average 6.5 pounds


Turkens can be white, black, buff, or red.


Figure on 3 eggs per week and maybe more, light brown.


Calm, docile, smart, and friendly.