Friesian Fowl Q&A Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Nickeyo, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is for anyone interested in the breed, or currently owning the breed to shared knowledge and just ask questions. The Friesian Fowl is a wonderful bird to have and unlike many lighter, flighty breeds the Friesian Fowl can become very tame. They come in different colors, with the chamois penciled being most common. there are also silver and gold penciled among others with the latter being least common. Please feel free to share pictures talk and just enjoy this wonderful fowl.
     
  2. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some pictures of my birds. These are not the most up to date but will do until I get some more when this English weather gets better.


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  3. Boomer101

    Boomer101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, I'm posting on this thread rather than the sexing one as this is a rare breed and hope you can help being FF enthusiasts! This is mine (on the right) at 2.5 weeks old. They're a bit older now so could post a more recent one.

    Just wondering how and at what age you can sex these chicks?

    Many thanks.
     
  4. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, not many people on here with this breed :) you can normally tell at roughly 5weeks old, the males combs will be getting bigger and pinker. tou could try a test at 3 weeks where you get them all in an area, get them settled then drop and hat by them from high up, in theory the males will look up and the hens will run, personally Im not yet decided on it. currently I have 6 FF chicks at 3 days old. What colors do you have
     
  5. Boomer101

    Boomer101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I actually only have these two chicks as they're the only ones who made out of 6. Not sure of the colouring yet, it wasn't mentioned when I bought the eggs. Maybe you could tell from that pic? Love to see a pic of your new chicks :)
     
  6. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    How are they doing, so sad no one is interested
     
  7. Boomer101

    Boomer101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I'm surprised there isn't more interest in this lovely breed!
    Here's some recent pics . Pretty sure it's a boy now.

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  8. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there!

    Recently, I've stumbled into the knowledge that this beautiful variety of chicken even exists,
    and I'm currently in the process of researching them, [​IMG]
    I have to say, they're #2. on my list of all time favorite breeds. <333


    I love the beautiful Chamois Penciled variety most. I once had some chickens with almost the same colors and patterns (save for a little inconsistent blue overlay), even though they were completely a mixed breed chicken, so I was floored to find a variety that so closely resembled the strain of random cross breeds of my youth.

    I'm hoping to take the eternal plunge into entrepreneurship and rare breeds some day,
    so I need all the material I can get my hands on: I came across this thread in my mad quest for knowledge.[​IMG].
    Info regarding the breed is so scarce though; I'm still trying to get all my facts straight. XP
     
  9. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    haha, well if you have any questions on the breed at all just ask, im happy to help, they really are a great breed :)
     
  10. Boomer101

    Boomer101 Out Of The Brooder

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    New hatch of Fresians today :) 6 out of 6![​IMG]
     
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