Frizzles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ashleymarie82, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. ashleymarie82

    ashleymarie82 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell me how to make a frizzle? Basically, where did they come from and how do you get a purebred frizzle?

    I'm not particularly looking into doing this, I just want to know how.

    The reason is because I have a frizzle orphington roo. He is with a mixed flock, so no purebred chicks for sure. But I'm just curious as to how one creates a purebred frizzle and it still be purebred? How do you get that gene without veering away from the breed?
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure how you "create" a frizzle. What I do know is that it is a genetic mutation found in a variety of breeds particularly cochins. And since its a mutation and not a actual breed you can't have a purebred frizzle. Just like if a man with brown eyes and a woman with blue eyes had a blue eyed child. That doesn't mean that the child doesn't have pure blue eyes because her fathers were brown. It was just a genetic mutation passed down from her mother. Same thing with frizzle chickens.
     
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  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Good questions! I am not an expert but will share what I know.

    Frizzle is not a breed, it is a feather type.

    You should never breed two frizzled birds together as it can create chicks with brittle features.

    If you breed him with a smooth, a portion of the chicks will be frizzled.

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  4. ashleymarie82

    ashleymarie82 Just Hatched

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    What I meant by purebred is one breed of chicken. Like a frizzle that has a Cochin dad and Cochin mom. It is all Cochin. For example.
     
  5. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you bred a frizzled Cochin to a smooth feathered Cochin then yes, any of the frizzle offspring would be purebred Cochins. Or any other breed for that matter. Is that what you were asking?
     
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  7. ashleymarie82

    ashleymarie82 Just Hatched

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    Not really. I know that you don't breed a frizzle to a frizzle. And I know that only 50% of offspring exhibits frizzle.

    I really just want to know how you get frizzle to begin with. Where did the very first frizzle come from? Obviously the frizzle gene came from somewhere. Is it a "deformity"?
     
  8. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, the frizzle gene is a mutation. Just like the first person with blue eyes was the result of a mutation. I don't know where the first frizzle came from.
     

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