Frizzle- hen? cockerel? breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by agehling19, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. agehling19

    agehling19 In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2016
    Hello. Does anyone know anything about frizzle chickens? In specific, this one?

    I bought it at my local co-op a few weeks back, but they didn't know anything about it, they told me that Frizzles are a breed. However, I know this isn't true, I believe I heard somewhere that the frizzle trait is a gene .

    Also, in the tub that the chicks were in, they were labeled "frizzels". Does anyone know what breed this frizzle would be? And is it just me or does this chicken almost look as if it might be a cockerel. Ahh! [​IMG]

  2. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Any chicken breed can have the frizzle trait bred into them. 'Frizzle' is a trait such as certain dog breeds might be described as being 'rough' or 'smooth coated'. It's most likely a bantam cochin with those fluffy legs and it does look like a cockerel with those red wattles coming through.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Agreed, it looks like a frizzled red Cochin bantam cockerel.

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