How young do polish frizzles show frizzling?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nseattleguy, May 25, 2011.

  1. nseattleguy

    nseattleguy Chirping

    Feb 19, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I bought and incubated what I was told would have frizzle genes. When might the chicks show frizzling? Thanks in advance for any help!
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Hi i know my bantam cochins show by 1 week
  3. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

    Apr 8, 2010
    Langwarrin, Victoria
    If they have the frizzle gene then they will be frizzled, you will see it by 1-2 weeks of age.

    If they end up smooth feathered then they do not carry the frizzle gene.
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I think it's only 30-40% of the set of eggs will be a frizzle. It's not a high number at all, it could be less too. They may have the frizzle gene, but over half do not hatch out with the frizzling feathers. The frizzling is all different too, some are more curly then others. Your really taking a chance frizzling hatching eggs. There is no guarantee.
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Songster

    Jun 1, 2010
    I have a frizzle cochin roo with a variety of hens. I gathered up the eggs to hatch and ended up with maybe 30% frizzeled and the rest are all smooth feathered. Most I could tell by a week of age, some slow developers I couldn't tell until closer to two weeks of age. Their first feathers will be curved like eyelashes if they will be frizzeled.
  6. nseattleguy

    nseattleguy Chirping

    Feb 19, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thank you everyone for responding. I know or knew the frizzle gene was like getting a blond with blue eyes, not a dominate gene. I hatched 10 of the polish that had been breed with a frizzle, and had promised a couple of the chicks to friends, so I didn't want to give them out before I could tell if there was a frizzled one or not. It was my first time incubating and had pretty good success, so I'm happy with what I ended up with. Again, thanks to everyone who responded, I appreciate it!

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