Frizzled Brahmas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by littlecreekfarm, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Okay so I got this dark brahma chick at the feed store with 2 other brahmas and other breeds. I just noticed today that my dark brahma has almost curled wing feathers.....could she be a frizzle?
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No.


    I also got a Brahma from a hatchery once who started to grow like that, we nicknamed him "frizzle" but the thing is, that sort of curling I find in a trend tends to show not the actual frizzling gene, but simply poor growth. Our poor guy feathered in very, very slowly and was mostly balding fuzz for a while, his growth after a while was stunted too, eventually we put him out of his troubles.

    Not trying to scare you though, no! Just saying, frizzled Brahmas are rare next to not existing in the US, especially from hatcheries. I think what you have is a very slow feathering bird with possibly a growth issue.
     

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