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A watched feather never frizzles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by izziebean, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. izziebean

    izziebean Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015
    One week ago, I bought day old red frizzle chicks. Two of them have crazy frizzle feathers. The other four.. not so much. I've read that it can take two weeks for their feathers to frizzle out. Spent the past 24 hours just watching the feathers.. hoping... Any chance the others might frizzle out or are the others definitely smooth?
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    The others are probably smooth.

    When breeding frizzles, you breed a Frizzled Rooster to smooth hens or vice versa in order to avoid getting 'frazzles' which are very sickly chickens. As a result, you get 50% smooth chicks and 50% frizzle chicks. It's just luck of the draw.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011

    If their feathers aren't already showing some curl, they never will. I can pick out my frizzles as soon as their little wing feathers start growing in.

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