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3 month old frizzle!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladyj, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. ladyj

    ladyj Chirping 9 Years

    Nov 16, 2008
    east texas
    just wondering if all frizzles have a naked back, and if not what is wrong with mine?
  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    No, frizzle I believe is a gene??!! [​IMG] I have a frizzle cochin, he is short fat and complete covered in white :ribbons: lol

    I think if you want something to frizzle they have to have that gene and then still its like a 50% chance that they will frizzle or have smooth feathers.

    Does that make ANY sense [​IMG]
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    How old is your frizzle and is there any way you could post a picture?
  4. ladyj

    ladyj Chirping 9 Years

    Nov 16, 2008
    east texas
    3 months old and i wish i could post pic but camera is broke.
    it looks sp sad with its little back bare of any feathers, legs, wings and front just covered, but its little back is just as naked as a baby's bottom![​IMG]
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    is he or someone eles like another chicken picking at his feathers?
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    At 12 weeks she should look more like this:


    I actually think she was only 10 weeks in this picture.

    I'm with Teresa - Is there another chicken picking at your bird?
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Those always look like little porcupines to me. [​IMG]
  8. Hi!
    I've had some frizzled birds here that are very slow to finish feathering out. The boys seem to be the worst and some of their little backs stayed 'featherless' for months.

    Wow Steph!

  9. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    upper marlboro. md
    You may have a curly- a double frizzle. If so, better knit the poor little one an outfit to keep her warm in the winter. They don't get many feathers.[​IMG]

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