Frizzle Polish, Silkie, or Cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joious, May 7, 2016.

  1. Polish

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  2. Cochin

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  3. Silkie

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  4. Frizzle

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  5. Who cares, they're cute!

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  1. Joious

    Joious New Egg

    Aug 30, 2009
    San Tan Valley
    I received these chicks from a Kindergarten teacher who hatched them in her class. They were given to her by her neighbor's friend who is a breeder. She thinks they said they are Polish or Silkies but they look like Frizzle Cochins to me. I'm pretty sure I have a couple cockerels in the mix. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. I've read that if they are Frizzles they can't be breed together, is that true? What should I do with the Cockerels if it is true? Should I try and sell them and if so, for how much? I could give the money back to the teacher who gave them to me. Thank you!


    That looks like a cockerel with two pullets
    Is she growing a crown (polish?)
    The white one has a more pronounced comb, cockerel?
    Last edited: May 7, 2016
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    None of them look like Frizzles to me with the exception that one Silkie type to the right in the first Frizzles, the feathers will curl upward like eyelashes that have been curled with an old fashion curler. Harder to see with a young Silkie...but I don't think I'm seeing anything with silkie feathers that look frizzle....but hard to tell in photo (And, you shouldn't breed 2 frizzles together as the genetics can cause deformities...only breed 1 frizzle to a non-frizzle).

    These honestly look like Silkie-Cochin mixes to me.... it is possible some Polish could be there too...but I'm not seeing much evidence of it as that would increase the crests...these crests are clearly decreased from a normal Silkie and much less than a Polish would be....a number of them have hardly any crest at all (actually none) yet black faces/beaks and silkie type feathers and heavy leg feathering while others have heavy leg feathering but yellow faces. I am picking up 5 toes in a number of them that I can see feet...indicating Silkie blood.

    Polish have no leg feathers and crazy wild crests, 4 toes, normal feathers (unless frizzled). Silkies have hair like feathers, black skin, 5 toes, blue ear lobes. Cochins have soft round feathers, look like a dust mop in build, yellow skin (bright yellow feet), red earlobes, 4 toes.

    So you can see, even though they are young and will not have full crests yet, you don't have too many with evidence of cresting. Of those, they are clearly not Polish as they have leg feathers.

    I see one cockeral...that would be the one looking straight at you in photo 2. The rest right now look like pullets from what I can see of combs.

    I would give any roosters away for free. These are mixed breeds, and in my experience, only really top quality, high interest breeds command any dollars for roosters. Often you can't even give them away if they are mixed or a common breed.

    My thoughts.
    Last edited: May 8, 2016
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree that one is a cockerel

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