Pros: Beautiful, comes in different breeds

Cons: Be careful breeding......

I have frizzle in both bantam Polish and bantam Cochin.  Of course the Cochins are just darling, with very sweet personalities.  I love the feelings of their curly feathers....They're so soft. 


The Polish frizzle is beautiful, but very high strung, as the Polish breed can be....



This is a black mottled Cochin bantam with the frizzle genetics


Pros: Good layers for a bantam,good mothers, good looks

Cons: Fragile feathers, not for cold or rainy weather

I hatched my two girls from eggs that were send to me by a breeder who breeds by the german standard for Bantam Frizzles. From ten eggs only two hatched, the lowest rate I ever had, but that could be just bad luck. They were cared for by my d'anvers hen Queen Mum, she has here name b/c she is a wounderful mum and was happy to raise this little chicks even when they looked different right from the start and growed much faster than her "normal" chicks. For the first month only size and feathers were unusual but the then the problems began. They are friendly but panic quite easy when something is unfamiliar. A loud motorcycle passing or a dog barking and they are upset for the next two hours. They are much bigger then the d'anvers but on the bottom of the chicken society, not only in rank but also in roost. They are the only chickens I ever had that fall from the roost and do better with a sleeping place on the earth. The feathers seem not to help in the winter, so I mad them a nice bedbox from a big shoebox with lots of straw. The feathers are a real problem. My flock is free range and the moment the temps go down and it is wet they begin to sneeze, so I have to cook tea and bring them inside. The feathers are so delicat that my little rooster ruins them in a week, so they have to wear jackets or I have to seperate the girls. A month ago the girls decided to build a nest together and set together on the nest. They have now the chicks together and seem to be very happy with the little babys, but during the broodiness they lost lots of feathers for what ever reason. I checked for bugs but they have no lice or mites or featherlings so I have no idea what happend. Now that the chicks are hatched the feathers start to grow back. 
Besite this they are great layers for a bantam and layed even throught the winter and I think in a rooster-free flock with other calm breeds like cochin they would do great and roofed run and a good insulated coop would be def. better than free range for them. 

So not a breed for me. 


Pros: cute,sweet,fluffy, love the feathers, and way to much to say!!!

Cons: gets picked on.


(Bonnie) i really miss her! :hit


i love frizzles! they r so cute and sweet and fluffy! i really wont another one!!!!:love


Pros: Sweet, stunning to look at ,very friendly

Cons: None If I had all Frizzles i would be happy with that

 This boy, lol He was pretty stand offish and shy for so long. When I go outside he comes running. I sit down and him and one of our polish babies are fighting for lap room. He just sits and lets me pet him, and if I stop he starts talking to me and letting me know that that's pretty unnecessary that I should go on and continue that. I love his soft ruffle feathers. i have a white Silkie and am very ,very much looking to make a sizzle baby!


Pros: Pretty, and active

Cons: can be aggressive to silkies

I had a pair of buff frizzles, which i added to my flock of silkies. the frizzle cock, ruled the roost. The hen was so pretty. The rooster fought, and killed one of my silkie cocks, and gave the other silkie cock a brain anurisme. The silkie had to be put down. The frizzle cock, then had a harem of 5 silkies and a frizzle hen all to himself. His chicks, were pretty, and were strange looking, having silkie mothers.


Pros: almost any breed can be frizzles, friendly

Cons: dont breed a frizzle with another frizzle

I have a frizzled serama that is very friendly. I know frizzles can come in any breed, and you can find many different types of frizzles at shows.


Pros: Can come in many colors and breeds, Adorable

Cons: Should be bred carefully to avoid "frazzling"

The frizzle trait is natures way of "bedazzling" a chicken. 


Pros: Everything about them is great

Cons: None

I Have Right Now A Young Frizzle Which Right Now I'm Not Sure If Its A Male Or A Female And Its So Beautiful!!!!! Frizzles Are A Great Show Bird Or Pet Or Both Like Mine Will Be, I Also Have A Partridge Sizzle Hen (Swiffer) And She Is One Of My Pride's And Joys Out Of About Forty Chicken including ducks and a goose ( a very loud annoying goose ).Pickles My Unknown Sex Frizzle is a beautiful baby and hopefully will be getting into the show life,when it comes to laying I cant say they are great but they are like any other chicken a okay layer but they make up for it with love and looks.;) 


Pros: So cute, docile, will let you hold them, make great therapy chickens

Cons: Not great layers, but the pros overpower that one con!

I absolutely adore my 6 Bantam Frizzled Cochin hens. They are so cut, and all they make you want to do is hug them! They make great therapy chickens, better than any other breed. I come from a family of disabled and troubled children. These birds have helped my siblings with their problems and have done an outstanding job. They are not that great of a layer, but in a flock of 44 that's not a problem for us. I highly recommend these birds!!


Pros: fluffy, friendly

Cons: small eggs

Who could say no to a cute little fluffy thing that goes cluck cluck?


I think that frizzles make great pets. My few are so friendly and very cute. They love a good pat, and have a range of different personality.


The only bad thing i would say about the frizzle is its smaller eggs.




Frizzle feathered fowl can be traced as far back as the 1600, from Africa to the Philippines. British/ Australian and New Zealand standard of perfection described Frizzles as a heavy breed of their own. The breed is described as having a single comb, clean legged, the size of a Plymouth Rock. They come in large fowl and bantams. In addition, Frizzles can also be a version of any recognised breed, such as frizzled Japanese, frizzled Cochin, etc...

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesAny recognised color.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Frequent
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Any recognised colour.

Breed Details:

Kept mostly for their ornamental value, frizzles actually makes good multi purpose chickens with the cockerels reaching 7 lb in and hens are reliable layers. The frizzling are the result of a dominant autosomal gene, mating frizzle to frizzle is not a good idea as you'll end up with 25% frazzle, a condition caused by the presence of 2 dose of F in one bird. These birds will have highly frizzled brittle feathers which results in porcupine feathered condition (only the shaft of the feather left) by summer. Facts.... since frizzling is caused by a dominant gene, if you don't see the effect on a bird, the bird does not have/ carrying frizzle gene in them (unless by a very small and rare chance it is also homozygous for frizzle modifier mf).