Half Smooth, Half Frizzled....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poulets De Cajun, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Some months back, someone posted a picture of a half smooth feathered bird, half frizzled feathered. There was a name for the condition, which is caused when the egg splits or something like that, but for the life of me I cannot remember what its called. Anyone know what I am talking about?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No idea (so I am interested in the answer, too), but I've seen my share of birds that have about half silkie feathering. Theoretically it should be all or none.
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is this the condition you are referring to? [​IMG]
    I dont know how it came about, I found him. His wing feathers are perfectly straight and more like a normal chicken but his neck feathers curl up and his tail feathers have a bit of a curl to him. His body feathers are very soft and sort of flare out but are not necessarily curly.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Possibly the result of mf?
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mozaicism...
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!

    THATS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!

    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Alright, I KNOW I am gonna slaughter this but I THINK it is called a chimera...or something close....in reference to some mythological creature? I ma be WAYYYYYYY off...but it is (if I am right) basically like Siamese twins but perfectly joined.
     
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  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, chimera. It is a specific type of mosaicism. Wikipedia has articles on both.
     

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