Frizzle modifier gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quibs, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. quibs

    quibs Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 17, 2011
    New Jersey
    Does anyone have frizzles that carry the frizzle modifier so that there is no need to breed back to smooth feathered birds?

    This is what I found on the gene but with all the discussion of breeding back to smooth birds for frizzles it had me wondering if there are any birds in the U.S. that carry it or if it does not reduce the frizzling enough after repeated frizzle to frizzle breeding

    frizzle modifier
    Recessive. Reduces/modifies the effect or expression of the frizzle
    gene. This gene can modify frizzle heterozygote expression to the point
    that they are almost indistinguishable from the wild type. Modifies the
    extreme expression of the frizzle homozygote.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Hutt tested quit a few birds and found that it is most likely found in many non-frizzled birds. The only way to find out is to test mate the bird or birds to determine if it has the gene.


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