sao marcos da serra, park

Ugly But Highly Appreciated

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Saturday, August 27, 2011 Under: way of life


This chick was not caught by a dog or cat and it is not sick either, nor is it a kind of turkey.  No, this young hen is a true breed with an impressive French name:  Cou-Nu, meaning "naked neck", which is exactly what they have. 

These kind of chicken can be found at many farms in the serra.  Originally this breed comes from France and has a reputation of being hardy.  They are great for breeding because they are excellent mums, but they are also appreciated for their high quality and tasty meat.  

As a breed, they are considered docile and very friendly and one of the easiest chickens to tame.  They are well suited to hot weather. Naked Necks have a reputation for actively foraging and are thus suited to free range as well as backyard environments.  If kept outside under good sun exposure, the skin colour turns a bright red. 
 

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