Originally called "Naked Neck" chickens they were first bred in Eastern Hungary. 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 Turken "Naked Neck" chicken is noted for its size and laying ability and come in different colors. They take confinement well and are quite gentle. A number of the color varieties were admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1965. We do not offer any specific color variety of this breed. Noted feature is their turkey like neck appearance. When breeding and hatching Turken only about 90% come naked necked and 10% come with feathers on their neck. We only ship you the naked neck chicks, however they will also have offspring if bred pure that will be 10% feather necked.
Healthy Chicks Arrived Review by Sheryl Pennsylvania August 2009
Just wanted to say "thanks" for sending such vigorous and healthy chicks. I'm a new customer to your hatchery and I'm very pleased. I will be ordering from you again! (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michael, Florida March 2012
I just wanted to let you know that the Turken Naked Necks chicks arrived standing and alive this morning. It seems as if the total trip for them was about 36 hours. None have died and they appear to be healthy. I will not hesitate to order from you again. Thanks again (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Thank You! Review by Gloria, Massachusetts May 2015
I just wanted to say thank you, to whoever picked out my chicks did a fantastic job. Each Turken had different coloring and markings and all the others I received are beautiful colors too. They are so healthy looking too fluffy/chubby little chicks. This is my first time with these breeds look forward to watching them grow. (Posted on 11/9/2015)