Frizzle genes and membrane

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thejperez, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Thejperez

    Thejperez Songster

    Oct 7, 2014
    Six of my nine eggs have hatched so far. The father of part of them is a Dominique and the rest are fathered by the frizzle in my profile.

    What percent of my frizzles offspring might have the frizzle gene.

    One of my babies has quite a bit membrane stuck to it's back. What's the easiest way to get the membrane off?

  2. Rose66

    Rose66 Songster

    Jan 26, 2011
    Out of the chicks that are fathered by your frizzle rooster, you should have about 50/50 frizzle/smooth chicks, that is assuming the mother of those chicks is a smooth hen. If the mother of those same chicks is also a frizzle, then you should have about 50% frizzle, 25% frazzle, and 25% smooth chicks. By the way, beautiful red frizzle rooster !

    The way I've gotten membrane leftovers off of chicks is to take warm water and dampen the membrane so that it is easy to remove. Be careful that you don't let the chick get chilled since you've now wet portions of it and be very gentle if you pull the membrane off. I've sometimes just left the membrane on and it's fallen off by itself after a while.

    Cute chicks too!

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