Frizzle question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PhlyinPheBee, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    I have a question.

    Does cochin mean feathers on legs and feet or is it a breed?? Do all frizzles have feather legs and feet??

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Cochin is a breed, and yes, they are one of the feather legged breeds. Frizzle is more or less a variety. Any and all breeds can be frizzled, although it is more common in cochin and polish than in other breeds. Frizzle is recognised for ALL breeds. So no, not all frizzles are feather legged.
  3. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

    Mar 3, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    cochin is a breed and frizzle can happen in different breeds
  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I am not sure. I have two frizzle/sebright mixes and one has feathered feet, and the other does not. They both came from my two red frizzles and my sebright roo. Maybe the feathered feet came from the hens being frizzle/cochin mixes!?! From what I understand you can cross a frizzle with any other chicken except for another frizzle. Most common being a cochin or a silkie. I crossed my frizzles and sebright because I did not have a place for the frizzles when I suddenly aquired them! Now I have my frizzles with a bantam cochin.

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