Is this Frizzle a mix??? (PIC)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunnychick, May 5, 2008.

  1. Sunnychick

    Sunnychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 17, 2007
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    I got these two chicks from the feed store. I've had a frizzle before but it never had such stringy feathers like this one. Could it be a mix?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    From what I understand... thin feathers are just an undesirable trait. Nothing you can do about it in the bird that has it. But you certainly wouldn't want to use for breeding. But, it makes no difference for a pet chicken [​IMG] Our roo we got, Spaghetti, has feathers like that. His primary wing fathers are just shafts. Doesn't effect his ability to be a sweet roo..... but a word of warning...when they flap those wings, it can really catch ya if they are too close to your skin or face..... those shafts HURT! [​IMG]
     
  3. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    hey that's pretty good looking
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Cant tell from your picture, but it maybe what is refered to as a curly. Both of their feather genes are frizzle. Where a normal frizzled bird only carries one frizzle gene. JMHO
     
  5. Sunnychick

    Sunnychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking it was just a poor breed of frizzle. I had two frizzles before but they were so mean I had to get rid of them. So far this one is sweet but it is still young.
     
  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    The way frizzle genes work (to my knowledge) is that you can't get a partially frizzled specimen. Even if you breed a frizzled bird to another frizzle about 25% of the offspring won't be frizzled. And frizzles are not a breed in there own right but a feather variation within breeds.
     
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a frazzled frizzle (both parents are frizzled, resulting in thinner feathers and less feathers).
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    You are partially correct. But you do not want to breed two frizzled birds together mostly because of the reason that you can end up with offspring that can carry both frizzle genes which causes the birds feathers to be very brittle.
     

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