Cochin / Silkie = Frizzle Bantam ??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shanshan51, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered eggs on ebay and was hoping that they will be good brooders next year since they are cochin silkie crosses. However the seller said a Cochin / Silkie = Frizzle Bantam. Is this true? I thought Bantam is its own type of chicken?
     
  2. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know the answer but I am interested to figure it out [​IMG]
     
  3. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam simply means its a smaller counterpart of a large fowl, although there are a few bantam breeds that do not have a larger counterpart. As for the frizzle, I believe both parents must carry the mutant gene top cause frizzle.
     
  4. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow. That is cool thank you for the info. I am hoping to get mostly cochins out of it but there is a chance of frizzle and or silkie. Crossing my fingers for cochins.
     

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