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Frizzle Q.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsechick, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

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    Hi,
    We have a frizzle hen, she has laid eggs, we ended up hatching 2 of them and looks like the chicks are smooth so far.

    Now my Q is, when those chicks get older and lay eggs......what will those chicks be?
    I had heard somewhere you want to use the smooth frizzles.
    I am not sure I understand how that all works.
    I am planning on putting a few of my "off" silkies, (like colors I only have one of) and just having a mix pen. Thought I'd put my frizzle/ and smooth cochin (our frizzle has a smooth brother) in there too and try for some sizzles.
    Any help in understanding is greatly appreciated,
    Thanks,
    Angela
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    You only need one copy of the gene to work... which is why a frizzle throws 50% frizzled... and a Curly(2 copies) throws 100% frizzled. As far as I understand it, you will never get frizzled chicks from a non frizzled pair. Though,, they say the non-frizzled offspring are best for breeding to the Frizzled
     

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