Naked? Naked Neck chickens of course!
Okay, get ready to keep a straight face and don’t judge me… But I love these chickens! They are so stinkin’ cute! I admit that at some times I have been known to have odd taste, but these chickens really are special. Don’t tell anyone, but in two years when our current egg-layers start to slow down on production, I am adding two of these sweeties to the flock. I’ve read that they are “cold hearty”… I wonder if that means snow too?
Exerpt from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other names: Transylvania Naked Neck
Country of origin: Romania
Dual purpose breed
Naked Neck chickens
Despite its highly unusual appearance, the breed is not particularly known as an exhibition bird, and is a dual-purpose utility chicken. They lay a respectable number of light brown eggs, and are considered desirable for meat production because they need less plucking and they have a meaty body. They are very good foragers and are immune to most diseases. The breed is also reasonably cold hardy despite its lack of feathers. Naked Neck roosters carry a single comb, and the neck and head often become very bright red from increased sun exposure. This breed has approximately half the feathers of other chickens, making it resistant to hot weather and easier to pluck.
Recognized color varieties include: Black, White, Buff, and Red in the United States.