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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

    Jul 22, 2015
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    I have a 6 month old Frizzle, Walter, that never grew Down or Wing Feathers.


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


    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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