Curly wing feathers??? What've I got?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by esthermgr, May 18, 2010.

  1. esthermgr

    esthermgr Songster

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    I hatched out chicks from my mom's chickens. All she knew was that they were red sex links. A mystery red roo was mixed in there by accident, and she kept him and he fathered the chicks. The two chicks that hatched are both a lovely reddish brown color, with dark brown patterning on the wings. However, one chick is developing really nifty long, curling wing feathers. Most of the feathers on his wings are normal. But the top layer are very long narrow feathers that curl away from his wings and up toward his back. Very pretty. hey're only three weeks old, so this is not the beginning of saddle feathers or anything like that- these are bona fide curly wings [​IMG] Any ideas on what breeds went into him to make this partially "frizzled" baby out of a bunch of red sex links and a mystery red roo?
     

  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    You have a frizzled! PICTURES??? [​IMG]
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    There is probably a "frizzle" gene in there somewhere. Do you have a picture of her? The frizzles are so cute!

    I have a 6 week old frizzle that hatched from a frizzle mottled bantam Cochin egg and an unknown rooster ~ she is a pretty little thing ~ bigger than a bantam but much smaller than a regular size.

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  4. esthermgr

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    Yeah, I think I definitely have a partly frizzled chicken [​IMG] I just wish I knew where the gene came from! None of the parents had any frizzling, and I think they were all pretty boring standard production reds or the like. I love hatching out mutt chicks- you never know what you're gonna get!
     

  5. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I LOVE my frizzle ladies!!!! Congrats!!!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:We need to see pictures! [​IMG]
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    Quote:We need picture.. very rarely a frizzled bird hatch out of 2 non frizzled as Frizzle is a dominant gene.... the only time that happens is when both parent birds are homozygous for ml (frizzle modifier).
     

  8. Skittlez

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    Here is a picture of my 9 week old frizzle polish. Not sure on gender yet.
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  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Wow, what a cute chicky * Thinks to self ... I want to steal this bird ..... must have ... too much of a cutess OVER LOAD HERE to help but try!! * LOL Just Had to add! lol [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  10. Straubby

    Straubby In the Brooder

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    that frizzle polish is wayyyyyyyyyyyy cute. here's my red frizzle cochin.
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