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Should I Kill Double Frizzles??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bubba, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two double frizzles, bad genes. (Thanks Mc Murray) They are both naked and ugly. That isn't what worries me thou. They will spend their life outdoors and will sunburn very badly (I live in Southern California). Do you guys think its more humane to kill them or try to keep them going? One has a bit more feathers then the other one but they are both looking pretty bad. Its really to bad they are both nice birds. Their sister looks amazing and is a keeper.

    :eek: Bubba :eek:
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well....me personally....I would NOT cull them. I have a frizzle....she is now just over a year old. She was pretty sorry looking untill her first molt...which she just went through...and now she looks GREAT! I will try to get some pics tomorrow.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    NOOOOO!!!!
    If you're worried about sunburn, run down to Petco and get some cute little sweaters for them...we have some really neat ones on clearance...
    I just wouldn't breed them to another frizzle...
    If they're double frizzled, then they're frazzled and a lot like me...[​IMG]
    You could always give them away to someone that would make them housechickens...
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sweaters? We're dying in the 100 degree weather right now! [​IMG]
    Hey, I put sunscreen on my horse's muzzles... you can do that for your girls, too!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    You were born naked and your Mom didn't kill you!

    *Just kidding*[​IMG]

    I'd try keeping them to see how they turn out, or rehome them.
    I wouldn't just kill them.
     
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    ummmm... call me stupid... but what the heck is "frizzles" [​IMG] I have never heard of this. I guess we can chalk it up to being a new owner and still learning.
     
  7. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I like the sunscreen idea, there is a spray on sunscreen to make it easier to put on. Oh boy, I wished we lived closer... I would take them in a heartbeat. Are they girls? Is there any way to keep them in a covered coop? Please post some pics.... we want to see. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2007
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i don't know what a frizzle is either [​IMG]

    would vitamins help? they helped our peacocks feathers look better. well that is our theory as to why they look better [​IMG]

    but don't kill them , find them a home instead. [​IMG] if you can't or don't want to keep them.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

  10. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    It seems like it's mostly Cochins, but some Polish can be frizzled too.

    Frizzling is a mutation, so it can come up in any breed. When buying them from hatcheries, you will most likely get Cochins. [​IMG]
     

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