I'm often asked 'Errrh, what's happened to your hens?'
'Nothing', I reply, 'They're supposed to be like that!'. (enlarge to photo to see what I mean)
The bald neck is in the breed; they're known as Turkens. I believe the name comes originally from thinking they were a cross between Turkeys and Hens. Still, they're very good layers, even if they ARE a bit ugly.
Before I got them I'd insisted that we had jet black chooks (with feathered necks).... but all good plans eh? There's time!
I hope Lady Magnon is going to knit them a cosy scarf each, before the winter sets in.ReplyDelete
They will insist upon it!ReplyDelete
I like those ornamental bantams with trousers. Yours look like they are begging to be throttled (again).ReplyDelete
Great idea Elaine - I imagine they're prone to a bit of frost bite when it gets really cold.ReplyDelete
They look like they all have very sore throats! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I know beholding eggs would make them very beautiful to me.ReplyDelete
LadyCat and I will be over for some fried eggs and ham!..... I'm amazed at the number of varieties of hens. We are celebrating Thanksgiving today, Cro. Do you fine folks in France celebrate a day of Thanksgiving in some fashion sometime?ReplyDelete
Not really, Lord T. The closest would be 'Bastille Day' (14th July), when the French like to give thanks for the Guillotine.ReplyDelete
As long as they keep bringing those fresh eggs, who cares what they look like!!!ReplyDelete
I say your hens look very aristocratic with their long necks ! My Pa always said you could tell the roots of a person by the length of their neck - Hey What!ReplyDelete
Some chicken... Some neck!ReplyDelete
We had one like this, but around here they're known as "cou nues" (spelling?) - that is, naked necks.ReplyDelete
Sadly our chickens all went to meet their maker a couple of months back.