frizzle chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peep Nerd, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Peep Nerd

    Peep Nerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2013
    I have two newly hatched chicks that have feathered legs/feet. One of my roos is a cochin frizzle with feathered feet. Is it likely that the chicks will be frizzled also or can they have just some of the father's attributes?
    BTW, I know this is silly and I'll know in a few days but I am DYING to know if they will be fluff balls! I want frizzle babies!! :)
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    It is possible that they will be frizzled. When you breed a frizzled bird to a non-frizzled bird, 50% of the offspring will have frizzling.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, it is possible that some of your rooster's offspring will be frizzled. If a frizzled bird is crossed to a non-frizzled bird, 50% of the offspring are frizzled, and the other 50% are smooth feathered. If a frizzle is crossed to a frizzle, 50% will be normally frizzled, 25% will be smooth feathered, and 25% will have a double dose of the frizzle gene, making them "curlies."

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