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Frizzle without Down Feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tiggerkat, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Tiggerkat

    Tiggerkat New Egg

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    I have a 6 month old Frizzle, Walter, that never grew Down or Wing Feathers.


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    Here is a picture of under his wing (if not an "armpit", would it be a "wing pit"?)


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    He had his baby chick down, but as his feathers grew his skin was never fully covered and he never grew wing feathers, his wings look stumpy when he flaps


    I am sure this is a genetic defect, anyone seen anything like this?
     

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