Chicken newbie...breeding questions re: frizzle...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickieNikki, May 14, 2009.

  1. ChickieNikki

    ChickieNikki Chillin' With My Peeps

    so I just got my first chicks in (26 of them--SO cute!)...and I'm already scheming hatching eggs....

    I don't want bantams or any birds that fly (uncovered run/range, fencing only 4' high), so I'm thinking FRIZZLE!! Plus they're SO cute!

    So, I am wondering a few things:

    1. Is there such a thing as a clean-footed frizzle?

    2. Are feather-footed frizzles' feet/legs hard to groom/handle/care for (any special care needed--no feather footed breeds here)?

    3. How hard could it be to find naked neck frizzle hatching eggs? They look like Vegas showgirls--big poufy feathered skirt and feathered headdress!!

    Thanks...I'll keep scheming while I wait to hear from the experts...
     
  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    haha I just got my first frizzle chicks recently. I couldn't love them more. So cute, so soft, so lovely.

    You could probably maybe find a non foot feathered frizzle. There are some out there.

    But I have cochins, and Brahmas which are white with heavy foot feathering. And I never groom mine. They stay perfectly clean and nice looking. Mine are free range though. If they didn't stay in a mud pen they should be fine. If their pen is mostly mud, just put sand or rock in it. It helps a lot!
     

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