How do you make a frizzle?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by midget_farms, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I was reading the mcmurry hatchery catelog & they said only 3/4 of the frizzle eggs will actually frizzle. It also said they dont breed true.

    So that means two frizzles will not make frizzle babies.

    So - how do you make a frizzle?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Two frizzles do indeed make frizzles, however you will also get "frazzles," a serious defect of having brittle, often broken, and often lost or missing feathers. A trait that Murray McMurray does often breed.

    Frizzles are made by crossing a frizzle x non-frizzle. But only 50% of them will be frizzled in the offspring.

    Frizzling is just the feather's curl, it isn't a breed. There are several breeds with frizzling, but hatcheries like McMurray only offer frizzled Cochins.

    The most awesome frizzle out there are frizzled Polish. . . [​IMG]

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  3. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Yep, Illia is spot on

    Especially about the polish frizzle!

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
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  4. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2009
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    Beautiful bird!! O my goodness...I want one!!!!
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    [​IMG] frizzle turken
  6. ladyarcher

    ladyarcher New Egg

    Jan 18, 2011
    Totall agree with the frizzle frazzle comment and yep, I get 50% frizzle too. I dont know if anyone else has noticed this, but has anyone else found the frizzles are bit more energetic and scatty than their flat feathered counterparts? it is also important not only, NOT to breed frizzle with frizzle, but not to breed for too much head beard and muff plumage so as the poor birds can't see!
    Illia - what colour is your polish frizzle in the picture? beautiful!
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    He's a tolbunt colored Polish. Almost as rare as hen's teeth. [​IMG]
  8. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Wow - thanks for the info.

    So what you are saying is if I have a frizzle rooster & breed him with my buff orpington - I'll have 50% fat curly buffs & 50% will look normal.

    Ha -

    I can breed frizzle to frizzle but it causes genetic issues with the feathers breaking. That has to be uncomfortable.

    I need to find a frizzle rooster & start experimenting! I'm going to turn into Dr Frankenstien!
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  9. mcoleman12

    mcoleman12 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2012
    In this case I need a blue or white crested frizzled polish rooster.... great information!!
  10. blueegggirl

    blueegggirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2013
    My homegrown black copper maran frizzle pullet.. Just started getting feathers!
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