Frizzle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justanother Brooke, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this little guy out of a mixed banty bin at Coastal. I'm pretty sure he's a white cochin, but could these be frizzle feathers I'm seeing?
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like they would look more frizzled by now...
     
  3. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is so much smaller than the other two banties that I got at the same time. Is there some other white feather legged breed that he could be?
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Doesn't look frizzled to me at this point.

    It might just be smaller due to being a bit younger than the others...they often mix ages.

    As to another breed....d'Uccle is smaller than Cochin....they come in bearded and unbearded varities...and will have heavy foot feathering....they also have a white color.

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  5. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Thought I'd give you a couple of photos to compare to your little cutie.

    Here is a little frizzle chick about 9 days old showing how the wing feathers bend outwards.
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    And here is our little non-bearded white d'uccle chick, Ducky, next to her hatch sister, Cotton, a white Columbian Pekin/Cochin bantam. They are almost 2 weeks old here. Ducky is quite a bit smaller.

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    I'd love to see more photos as your little one grows.
     
  6. debbie50chicks

    debbie50chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you don't mind if I jump on here, but I have a similar question. This little 4 1/2 week old chick is suppose to be a Buff Orpington pullet...but I'm thinking her wings look a little frizzled. Can a BO carry the frizzle gene?
     
  7. debbie50chicks

    debbie50chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Her feather tips are bending towards her body so she isn't a frizzle. (Very cute chick by the way - love the head fluff). Frizzle feathers curl/bend away from the body with the tips really sticking out. Frizzled feathering can be bred into any breed of chicken. Here's a picture of one of our little pekin/cochin bantam frizzle boys at almost a month old.

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    And at 6 weeks old - you can see how his feathers really sweep upwards and outwards.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    JAEg, gorgeous example of a true frizzle.
     
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  10. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Sadly all our frizzles have been boys and we can't keep boys where we live. At least the breeder I got the eggs off will take them back. They are so cute.
     

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