is there a frizzle thread?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hdowden, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looked for them in the sticky up top but didnt see them. i'm looking for one for bantam sized frizzles
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what breed frizzle are u looking for frizzle is gene not a breed
     
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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    just bantam sized havent really settled on a breed yet but i really like feathers on the feet and legs like my d'uccle. do d'uccles come in frizzle?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cochins commonly come in frizzled form. They've got feathered legs.
     
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    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rember if ur going breed frizzle ur u have like smooth feather bird in the breed to sence u have breed frizzle to non frizzle
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i want a frizzled d'uccle...do they come in frizzel form? so far i havent seen any pics of them that way also a slikied d'uccle. to get the dfrizzle effect you have breed a frizzle to a non frizzle right? what about the silkie feathering "hair"
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Correct, frizzling is dominant but Frizzles carry only one gene, so Frizzle x Non-frizzle = 50/50 of each.

    Silkied feathering is recessive so you require a bird to carry both genes to be furry looking.


    You can always get a frizzled bantam Cochin, cross it to a d'Uccle, and there ya go - 50% of the offspring will be frizzled, not purebred, but still quite similar in appearance to a d'Uccle. The white color won't show up though because mottling is also recessive.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    so how would one go about making a pure frizzeled d'uccle? taking like frizzle cochran x d'uccle, then using the frizzeled looking d'uccle and crossing them back with another d'uccle? how many times would that have to be done, i know it will take a while but am i on the right track? i really want pure frizzeled d'uccles one day
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You can cross back to the d'Uccle using Frizzles until you get birds that breed true to the d'Uccle Standard and have a recognized color. [​IMG]
     

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