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frizzled araucanas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amazondoc, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Hey guys --

    Has anyone here ever had frizzled araucanas? On Sunday I was given a trio of bantam araucanas (all are bilaterally tufted and rumpless) from a guy who has a lot of success showing both LF and bantam araucanas. He has national champs in both sizes. Anyway, he GAVE me these birds so I wasn't about to ask him very probing questions about them. [​IMG]

    They are very very cute. The cockerel, he told me, is a golden duckwing. One pullet he just called golden, and the other pullet is a blue splash. The splash bird is slightly frizzled, so that she has a bustle (a poof of feathers) just where her rump would be, and a bit of fluffiness on her back.

    Anyway, I'd love to hear if anyone here has had frizzled araucanas. I know that frizzling can pop up in just about any breed, I'm just curious! And yes, I'll post pics -- but probably not til this weekend!

    edited for spelling!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I've never heard of a frizzled araucana. I'd guess it's either a defect or poor nutrition.

  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    I doubt it's poor nutrition in this case, but I'm sure it must be considered a defect in terms of showing. It sure is cute, though! [​IMG]
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'd love to see a picture.

    Mine are fluffy on their backs, but it's just because the rooster is hard on them.

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