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Frizzle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by astrid.mary, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. astrid.mary

    astrid.mary Out Of The Brooder

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    May be a silly question but ... Having a cuddle today with my Gold Laced Wyandotte 'chick', now about 7 weeks old and mostly got her (well, hopefully her) big-bird feathers, and I noticed that some of her wing feathers are kind of curly, they curl so that the underside of the feather faces up. Is this frizzle? All the frizzles I've seen (in pictures) are frizzly all over, but can a chook be just partly frizzly?
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post pictures?
     
  3. astrid.mary

    astrid.mary Out Of The Brooder

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    No, can't at the moment sorry.
     
  4. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she was a frizzle you would have noticed right when the first wing feather stubs started poking through. I'm not sure what is going on with her feathers. I have never heard of the frizzle gene showing up this late in developement
     
  5. astrid.mary

    astrid.mary Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank you. It's only about 5 feathers on each wing so I guess just some random confused feathers. Will be interesting to see if they stay like that.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A frizzle @ 6 weeks.

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  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my frizzle at like four days. You can definately tell as the feathers are coming in.

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    I think OP is saying that her bird has a few "frizzle" feathers, but for the most part has normal feathering [​IMG] I am interested to see pictures, just to see if it is possible that it is a partially frizzled bird, for as far as I know, the frizzle trait is either expressed, or it isn't, so I do not believe it is possible for the frizzle gene to be only partially expressed. A picture would help us determine wether what you are seeing is frizzling, or something else.

    Is there a reason you cannot post a pic yet? Do you just not have enough posts? You could PM one of us the pic, and we can post it for you?
     
  8. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you sure that is not a sizzle?
     
  9. astrid.mary

    astrid.mary Out Of The Brooder

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    Seriously? What's a sizzle??
    I borrowed a friend's camera and took some pics but now waiting for her to find usb cable so that I can get them onto my computer. Will post them when I get that sorted (I should have enough posts to do that by then).
    Noticed today that she has a few curled over feathers on her tail too.
     

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