Frizzle gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Alwayswantchics, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Songster

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    I have a black frizzle hen. I want more. But I don't have a frizzle rooster. I do have a American game, a white plymouth, wyandotte roosters. Can anyone help me figure this out.
     
  2. Breed her. Some (not sure %) will be frizzled, some wont. When you get more, be cautious about breeding back to mom. 2 copies of the frizzle gene will cause brittle to little feathering.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    50/50 chance of frizzled feathering. Curleys tend to have brittle feathers, but no fewer than birds with one or zero copies of frizzle.
     
  4. appps

    appps Crowing

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    You don't want a frizzle rooster with a frizzle hen anyway. Their offspring end up curly to the point of breaking. So to get more you just cross her with whichever rooster you think will look best with her.
     

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