April 1, 2011

Bald Neck Chicken

I recently had this email from my friend who lives in South Africa. This might be of interest to all you "farm chics" out there.  She wrote:

On a drive one day, we met friends at a coffee shop with a difference. This coffee shop was 20kilometers (about 10 miles) out on a very badly surfaced dirt road through the mountains, on a farm. The farmer's wife is a baker of note. She stocks a good variety of freshly baked cakes and scones, which she serves with thick farm cream. Most of the eggs used in the cakes come from a strange variety of chicken called the "bald neck" chicken.   The coffee was good, cakes delicious and all in all, worth the trip out.

This post has been linked to Verde Farm Friends Friday.  You might enjoy reading posts from some of Amy's other farm friends.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I am wondering if this is the same as a Turken? mmmmm thick farm cream mmmmmm

  2. Definitely looks like a Turken. I just can't get past that neck!! LOL. The coffee shop sounds interesting though. Found you on FFF.

  3. That chicken is too funny! I love your Corgies...
    We have one named Max and we are crazy about him!
    would love to get him a little friend some day.
    thanks for joining the farm Friday hop!
    Cute entry!

  4. Yes the Poulet Rouge, turken or naked neck, a very strange looking bird but supposed to taste wonderful.

  5. Oh my gosh--I love it!! It is so pretty. So this is a turken all grown up? How great--so glad you linked up today gal :)
    Been covered up at work--no end in sight right now but glad to have a job :)

  6. Unusual looking bird, but of course we are not used to them. The ride sounds like it was worth the trip!

  7. Kind of looks like a cross between a chicken and a turkey! hehehe

    Have a Great Weekend!

  8. I saw those chickens recently on the Pet Blog, I think it was...they sure look comical but as long as the eggs taste good, that's good enough for me ;-)

  9. Very interesting looking chicken! LOVE your Corgis

    happy day1

  10. It does look like a turken. They are awfully ugly in a comical sort of way.

  11. Hi Sharon,
    Thanks for your comment. We were blessed to take care of our granddaughter for 5 nights :).
    I love this chicken! lol
    ~ Julie