Chick with curly feathers??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KaleyasChick, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. KaleyasChick

    KaleyasChick In the Brooder

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    Hi :)
    So I ordered some ameraucana eggs (suppose to be pure bred). And today I noticed one of my now 12 day old chicks has curly wing and tail feathers. Literally the cutest chick ever. She looks exactly the same as all the other ameraucana chicks, except for the curly feathers.
    Is she a frizzle? How does the frizzle gene work? Is the frizzle even a breed?
     

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  2. Well that baby is adorable and I wish I could help! But I don't know, lol! Someone else here will tho!
     
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  3. chefchick

    chefchick Songster

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    I am not sure eitherr, but she sure is cute!
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Sure looks frizzled, if it is it will continue to curl as the feathers grow out. Frizzle isn't a breed so much as a recessive gene that causes the feathers to curl, many different breeds can be frizzle, the more popular are cochins and polish. Generally one parent must be frizzle for it to be there. Definitely share updated pictures as it grows.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I love my little frizzles.
     
  7. KaleyasChick

    KaleyasChick In the Brooder

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    Woohoo!!!! How exciting!!!!!! Thanks for the help :) :) I'll post pics as she grows. The breeder says she doesn't have any frizzles, so it's a mystery chicken. Lol! Gotta love shipped eggs.
     
  8. Spontaneous mutation :lau or two recessive gene parents? Shows you what I know about genetics...probably nothing.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I once had a pygmy goat give birth to a fainting goat, I though the poor thing had tetanus before I realized it was a fainter, so recessive genes can be carried and appear to show up out of no where. Another example is my fuzzy feathered turkey, which apparently is very rare.
     

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