Is she FRIZZLING?! *3 Week Update Pg. 3!!*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rodriguezpoultry, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I have a Langshan pullet that hatched from straight-feathered parents, with only straight-feathered parents in the line.

    Thing is...her feathers are curling. Another member told me it was from a vitamin deficiency but couldn't recall which one. I looked in my manual and can't find anything about vitamins affecting curling.

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    I wish the camera did it justice. It is literally like the feathers on her shoulders and secondaries are curling forwards towards her head, and her primaries are curving in towards her body.

    If it is a vitamin deficiency, why are none of the other chicks experiencing it?
     
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  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    oh i wish i could help, cute chick though!!! i think frizzles that age have more frizzle feathers??? i have no idea though! someone will help though!
     
  3. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say she's frizzling...I had a few that looked like that when they first started frizzling...
    I dont remember where I read it, but there's a certain percent that will actually frizzle...from no frizzle, to super frizzle...
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a natural frizzle all right. It does happen, it's how the whole thing started. It can actually just crop up. TADA! You have a frizzle, LOL, now you can frizzle to your hearts desire.

    But warning, curly feathered babies are deeply and tragically addictive.
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a recessive modifier for frizzle.. maybe it's what you have.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The recessive modifier actually unfrizzles--essentially turning a hom frizzle into a phenotype closer to that of a het frizzle, or turning a het frizzle into the phenotype of not frizzled.
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    excessive protein and heat/a lot of sunlight can curl feathers.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not mf... the other one, the one that just curl the tip of the feather, can't remember the name of it now.. maybe one of the gen buff can tell us.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That one I don;t know about...tell me more....
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can find it again, it was an old article from british poultry mags.
     

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