Average User Rating:
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Any recognised color.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl

    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...
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Frequent
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    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).







Recent User Reviews

  1. HappyDancin'
    "Fantastic Frizzles"
    Pros - Unique and adorable looking. Sweet, soft personality, often shy.
    Cons - They seem a bit more vulnerable (due to their quiet/shyness?)
    I've had experience with a few frizzles, and have felt the same way about each of them. I love them! They are so sweet and shy...they seem to almost prefer isolate themselves (rather than fight into pecking order).

    They are quiet, too (which further leads into my shyness description) Even my frizzle rooster sounds gentle when he crows. The hens love him. I love him. And he's great at returning all that love.

    I really appreciate their uniqueness...The soft curls of their fluffy feathers... they win the very cutest chicken award, in my opinion!


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  2. king tail
    "best chicken ever!!!"
    Pros - cute,sweet,fluffy, love the feathers, and way to much to say!!!
    Cons - gets picked on.
    (Bonnie) i really miss her! [​IMG]

    i love frizzles! they r so cute and sweet and fluffy! i really wont another one!!!![​IMG]
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  3. Bine
    "Nice Bantam for a small flock"
    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.
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  1. mendy69
    Does anyone sell LF Frizzle Cochin Eggs ?
  2. adrikeen
    I was excited to get some of these but unfortunately mine loose their feathers a lot...naked chickens most of the year...and other chickens - even the bantams- tend to pick on them.
  3. Mr Beaks
    Aww, she looks like such a sweet girl. Sorry for your loss .
  4. Silkiesrule
    You cannot mix any roosters unless they've grown up together , it s not just this breed x
  5. Stiggy
    Silkies are very docile by nature and will often be beaten up and can be killed by others, its best to keep them by themselves ( as a group of silkies) or with other docile breeds ( some pekins, faverolles ) . Agreed with the above, never mix roosters unless they have grown up together or they will fight to the death.
  6. sandiTX
    Yes they can be :)
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  7. drumstick diva
    Never a good idea to keep roosters together. Silkies don't stand a chance since their vision is obscured by crest and beard & are very susceptible to brain injury.
  8. Chichengod
    I am trying to get some of these I think they are truly beautiful
  9. CrazyChookLady5
    the roos see very aggressive!!
    i'd love to get some frizzle hens!!
  10. joycespell
    i have found that sometimes these are very broody when they want to be

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