Frizzle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenniferC, May 27, 2008.

  1. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Blue Cochins that got sent to me because the hatchery was out of what I ordered (red cochins.)

    I'm wondering if the lighter one is a frizzle? Her wing feather seem to curl outwards, but I can't tell yet. They are about 3 weeks old.

    Here's some pics. My other blue cochin's feather are all flat and orderly. The lighter one is the one I think is frizzle, and the darker not.

    Does frizzle-ness just occur randomly in cochins?
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    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  2. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like a silkie /cochin?
     
  3. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she's certainly smaller than my other blue cochin- more like the week younger brahma I have. How a mix got in there i don't know, since it came from a hatchery. I got it from My Pet Chicken- I don't know who they use though- Murray?
     
  4. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She also does not have black skin- which silkies have.
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    He/she may just be feathering out later. That may be baby fuzz. It does appear to be a frizzle and there may have been a frizzle in the blood line and it just showed up? Did not have to be the parents. Also, some hatcheries get their eggs from local farmers so there is a possibility you got a frizzle from their private stock or a mix up in the eggs. Very cute babies.

    Marie
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    My frizzle was very obviously a frizzle at that point. My guess would be no---but Ill deny ever saying that if it turns out to be a frizzle! [​IMG]
     
  7. JenniferC

    JenniferC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is that the tips of her wings have curled outward since they came in, but the rest of her feathers are not as curly.

    Can she be just a tiny bit frizzle?

    I couldn't capture the wing curl in the photo as she is very shy.

    Are curling feathers always a frizzle thing, or do some chickens just have curls?
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Aww I want a fizzle! They are beautiful even is she ends up NOT being a fizzle! [​IMG]
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Looks like a pure, smooth feathered splash cochin.
     
  10. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Cant be a little bit frizzled. It is very hard to tell from your picture, but if all of the feathers are not curling back toward her head in a "c" pattern, it is not a frizzle.

    Marie
     

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