Pros and cons of straight frizzle breeding?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FrizzleFreak, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    I have a smooth frizzle roo (ie, is heterozygous for frizzle, but feathers are smooth) and a frizzle roo. Both have equal interest in the hens, and equal opportunity. I have read that straight frizzle breedings can result in other mutations, such as lack of feathers. All I have done with my frizzles is show them, and sorta try to get more, but I had to depend on broody hens that weren't smart enough to sit on the eggs. Now we are gonna get an incubator, and I am a little more concerned. Should I limit access to one roo or the other?
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    How do you know he carries frizzle if his feathers are not frizzled? Frizzle is dominant, so unless he also carries the frizzle modifier he will show it if he carries frizzle.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007

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