Chick with Cowlicks?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by robnms, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal? What is it? It should be about 20days old. I first noticed the feathers in the middle of her back curling and now it seems everything is curling up.


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  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me that you have a frizzle
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Aww it is a cute little frizzle [​IMG]
     
  4. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky!
     
  5. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's normal. It's called a frizzle.
     
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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oooh! Ooohh! A frizzle! Wow, what luck!
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a d'Uccle chick with a single curled feather sticking up at the back of her neck. She looks really goofy, but then she already looked goofy with her feather boots anyway.
     
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Frizzle is a dominant gene, which means one parent or the other was most likely a frizzle as well. I have several frizzle chicks at almost exactly that same stage, I can't decide if they are cute or just funny looking! My husband keeps asking, "all right, who put the chicken in the dryer?!"
     
  9. Nystra

    Nystra Out Of The Brooder

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    so JEALOUS!!! I love frizzles they are so freakin cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] gratz on your cutie there!
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frizzle is only a gene mutation all breeds can have the frizzle gene but it is more common in some than others.What you have is a Cochin..aka Frizzle Cochin-quite common in Cochin's [​IMG] we have so many we actually don't want them to hatch... the only thing you really have to worry about is Cochin's are super addictive [​IMG]
     

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