sizzles-slow to feather??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have a few frizzles, and with my first hatch I have one that is slow to feather. I know some of the parent stock is cochinxsilkie. I just figure maybe this one was a bit slow. I hatched out some eggs(different stock) that were silkie hens and a sizzle roo. I have 3 frizzled chicks out of 9 that hatched. Are sizzles always slow to feather in??? Because they are way behind their cochin(first hatch) and silkie(second hatch) counterparts [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I can't tell you about the frizzle crosses, but I do know that there is a brittle feather gene. I think its cause by 2 frizzle genes. Maybe someone can elaborate.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Yes, the brittle feather gene is a frizzle X frizzle(= frazzle). I know for a fact that this didn't happen. They are just feathering in slower, healthy feathers, but slowly [​IMG]

    Thanks
    Krista
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  4. Hi Krista!
    Some of my frizzled youngsters have been ridiculously slow to finish feathering out. Seems the cockerels are slower than the pullets here.
    Got pics?
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    unfortunately not yet. I am soooo behind in the pic dept [​IMG] . I need to take pics of my la fleche, appenzeller spitzhauben, I still owe Marie Martin pics of the babies I hatched, and I promised Harry I would post pics of the lav ameraucana and the lav/lav split EE I hatched from his eggs. I only have so much upload space and I keep filling it [​IMG] . The younger 2 are in the Marie batch so I will try to get them soon.
    Krista
     
  6. Hi Krista! Didn't want to overwhelm you [​IMG] (what a list of neat birds).
    Just curious if your 'slow feathering' was following the same patterns as my 'slow feathering'.
    For a while I thought it was an issue that I kept my youngsters under lights too long. Not the case.
    Just keep the blu-kote handy to spray on those slow-feathering ones.
    Lisa
     

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