Black Frizzle Cochins

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Harmon_7, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Harmon_7

    Harmon_7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting some Black Frizzle Cochins in the spring. Are they a good pet breed? Should I let them roam? Or should I just build a run? I need all the info on them you can give me... thanks.


    P.S.- Can they go in with bigger chickens or no?
     
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  2. Xtradust

    Xtradust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I don't know much about Frizzles, but I've got eight of them in the brooder. I got them from Privett Hatchery as a "Frizzle assortment".

    By their new feathers, I can see that I have four frizzled and four flat-feathered.

    They say 25% are flat-feathered, but they're cool either way.

    Matt
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Now this sounds like a chicken I would like to have...where do I get some???
     
  4. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have one! Traded some barred rocks and got him, two white cochins, and a red cochin. We joked about him being the ugly one, But I really think he's cute, moreso now then when we first got him (at 4 weeks), not sure if it's a he or she, but I suspect he. I would say based on ours they are really nice pets. Fairly calm and not at all flighty! Ours is in a pen at my mom's, but if I brought him home with me he'd get to free range in my fenced yard. I would think properly introduced they'd be fine with bigger chickens, my EE hen treated them like her babies when they were little. He's been in with her and a meat breed chicken, and they all got along great.
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a pair also. The main thing is NOT to breed frizzle to frizzle though! I have a black frizzle rooster I can pair with a blue hen, so that the chicks will be 1/2 black, and 1/2 blue; with a good chance of frizzles.
     
  6. d_rooster

    d_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of my black frizzled cochin bantam rooster.

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    He moves around very slowly (waddles) and is not a great flyer. He's a lover, not a fighter. I imagine he would be easy pickings for a predator. My little guy stays in the chicken pen 24/7.
     
  7. Xtradust

    Xtradust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here are my chicks. They are 12 days old...

    First pic is of the White Frizzle.
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    Second pic is of a Black Flat-feathered next to the Black Frizzle.
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    Third is the Red Frizzle with a White Flat-feather.
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    I got them from Privett Hatchery and I have no idea how they breed them, but they are very healthy and hopefully I beat the odds on Hens vs. Roos...
    Matt
     
  8. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    First I would like to say FRIZZLES are not real chickens!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That said there are 3 of them that are at my house, definaltely not mine they belong to DD. They are extremely friendly, mine(I mean those that live here) will come up to you when you go out in the yard. Mine free range with the REAL chickens and have had no problems. they wobble when they run, and look like a chicken that has been pulled through a rat hole backwards.
     
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  9. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    There is a Chicken breeder here who specilizes in frizzles, she frizzles all kinds of "real chickens".. HAHA
     
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    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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