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How soon can you tell if they're frizzles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MrsChickendad, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Lennon, Michigan
    We had 10 babies hatch Friday. Sunday the wing feathers on 3-4 of them look like they might be frizzles as the ends are curling slightly. The rest seem straight. I only have one frizzle hen, but she has 3 red sisters with smooth feathers. Is frizzle recessive or dominant?

    Incidentally, the babies we hatched seem much calmer and friendly than the hatchery babies we got last year. I think the shipping must have something to do with it. These seem much healthier and perky.

  2. sandy sea

    sandy sea Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    You should be able to tell if they are frizzles as soon as they are dry.
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    As soon as the feathers start comming in. The wing tips are curled. They are sooo cute. This is one of mine.

  4. MrsChickendad , Congrads on the new baby frizzles , they are by far one of my favorites. I can always tell as soon as they are dried.Would love to see some pics of them.

    magikchick , OMG , How sweet ,such a Beauty you have there !Love the color.
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    At 7 to 10 days the wings will turn outward, As the rest of the feathers come in you may not notice until the ones on the shoulders come in they will for sure be facing the chicks head.
  6. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2009
    Dade City, FL
    What is a frizzle? Is it a breed? or can any kind of chicken be a frizzle?
    Wow so cute

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