Any Chicken can Frizzle?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chic-n-farmer, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I bought chicks off a BYC'er. One is an Easter Egger that looks like it's going to be a frizzle. It's feathers are standing out from it's body in the oddest way. It is just about 5 weeks old.

    Can ANY chicken frizzle? Is it just a fluke? Please, educate me. [​IMG]
  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Well, I thought that the frizzle was a specific breed, but I may be VERY wrong!! It could possibly be a cross breed?? I would love to see a picture of that!! Here is my frizzle rooster drinking rain water with my buff silkie [​IMG]

  3. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Frizzle is both- a specific breed, which seems to be very rare now- basically they looked like a 'regular' chicken except with frizzled feathers.

    Frizzle is also a 'variety' that can be introduced into a breed and then be accepted into being part of the standard, like Frizzle Cochins. Frizzle cochins seem to be the most common frizzled chicken nowdays.

    Frizzle is a dominant trait and can be extremely easily introduced to any breed or mix. So yes, any chicken can be frizzled.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I read somewhere that some breeds have strong modifier genes that inhibit the frizzle gene if it is inherited. It will show as a young chick a few weeks old, but later the feathers are mostly straight, with only faint rippling or faintly curled tips on the primaries... but it's
    "the internet" which we know is always 100% true... lol
  5. ricklo

    ricklo Songster

    I love the way a Frizzle Naked Neck looks! [​IMG]
  6. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    Which brings me to my idea of.... Frizzle cochin roo X a guinea hen :eek: [​IMG]

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