Feathers missing vanes (frizzle Serama)

Knyfe

Chirping
7 Years
Nov 22, 2012
14
2
84
I have a frizzle Serama hen who appears to be fine, except for the fact that her primaries are just shafts.
We've had a small scaly legs problem, but those mites don't (usually?) affect feathers, and I don't think she has them anyway. I don't think it's a factor but it's probably worth mentioning. Are damaged/abnormal feathers normal (or not uncommon) for frizzles? She doesn't have much trouble with the pecking order. She's not on top but she's got a lot of attitude and we've another (non-frizzle) Serama with healthy feathers below her. Bullying isn't really at all a problem in the flock, but she's been broody recently--could she have been picked on when coming out of the coop every once in a while for food/water? Meek brooders have had trouble rejoining the flock.
She's still very perky and doesn't appear to be in any pain. Can't fly, of course, but being a frizzle she was never very good at that. Just want to make sure she's healthy and safe.

 

shansen

Hatching
Jul 16, 2015
2
0
6
Michigan
You should visit the Polishbreedersclub.Com website very informative on feathering issues with frizzels , frazzles ( aka curlys) and sizzles which judging from the pictures you posted it looks like a frazzled over curl of the feathers
 

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