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funny feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blue fire, May 29, 2007.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my 6 week old chicks has curly feathers. What has caused this, and is it normal?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    It's a frizzle! What breed is it, do you know??
     
  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is a Rhode island red. but it is only fuzzy on the end of its wing feathers.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2007
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    That is how it starts, on the wings. Here is a pic of my frizzled silkie (called a sizzle because it actually has regular feathers that are frizzled not silkie feathers) Anyway, you can see how the wings are curled out.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/marie_martin/P4190271.jpg

    Is that what yours are doing?

    Marie
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    blue fire....can you post pics?? This would help alot. Besides....I jsut LOVe pics of chicks!! LOL
     
  6. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you post pictures?
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Go to www.photobucket.com Its free to use, and very easy. Once your pics are loaded there, you can easily post them here. Good luck, I cant waite to see this little one!
     
  8. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is a bit blurry
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    just took these this morning
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    Last edited: May 30, 2007
  10. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I can't see them that well but from what I can tell, that is not a frizzle. The feathers would be curling back toward the head from what I have been told. Someone else may know better than me. But in my opinion it is not a frizzle.

    Here is an updated pic of my sizzle.

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    As you can see, all the feathers are curling backward toward his/her head.

    Does that help?

    Marie
     

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