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Bad Frizzle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kalisgirl, May 1, 2007.

  1. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys. Here is our 2 week old Black Frizzle Cochin from MM. We were excited when his wings started coming in frizzled, but it seems the rest of him isn't feathering at all. We've never had a frizzle before. Is this normal or do we have a bad frizzle?

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  2. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think the frizzleness [​IMG] is comming in well , just wait a week or so and see, it's still early
    btw-what did you use as a backround for your phote it's very pretty
     
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  3. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply. I was worried the little guy was going to be naked. We use my trusty old blue towel to take our chick pics.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some birds have what is called a "slow feathering" gene, so I dont worry if one seems to be taking a long time to feather in. However, sometimes frizzle birds that are offspring of two frizzle parents, have a double dose of frizzle (makes them a frazzle) and never properly feather in. The genetics make their feathers very brittle and sparse.

    Yours is still young.... give it time.

    chel
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is the cutest. I have one black silkie chick that is 11 days old and his/her wings are doing that. So I guess I have a frizzled silkie. I knew that was a possibility but with only two silkies making it, I figured I would just get regular black silkies. I am so excited to see. Actually, the lady says it would be called a blue sizzle. I will try to post pics later. They are on my home computer.

    Marie
     
  6. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    That will be really fun to watch grow up. I would love to see pics.
     

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