What breed is this??

Burgs

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I've been told this is a polish frizzle.

I haven't had polish chicken before but at five weeks I would expect there to be head feathers emerging but as yet there are none!

Judging by the feathers however I'm sure there is some frizzle in there.
 

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Frost77

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That definitely does look like a Frizzle judging by adult Frizzle photos I searched up. I haven't gotten any of those personally but if they're like my White Crested Polish birds they might get their head feathers at about 6.5-7 weeks, maybe 8. Or it could be a breed that has a plain head?
 

debid

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Frizzles are frizzled from the beginning. Yours has normal feathers. Crested chickens have a puff of down where the crest will be. That's not there, either.

I don't know what it is but it is not a frizzled or crested chicken.
 

Burgs

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I've had allot of chicks over the years from multiple different breeds and I've never had a chick who's feathers look like this at five weeks :-/
 

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keesmom

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I've been told this is a polish frizzle.

I haven't had polish chicken before but at five weeks I would expect there to be head feathers emerging but as yet there are none!

Judging by the feathers however I'm sure there is some frizzle in there.
Definitely not a Polish. No crest, wrong comb type and wrong leg color.
 

debid

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I've had allot of chicks over the years from multiple different breeds and I've never had a chick who's feathers look like this at five weeks :-/
I shouldn't have said they look "normal" because you're right that they look tattered. But tattered isn't the same as frizzled. Frizzled feathers curl away from the body.

Honestly, I would look under the feathers for something resembling dirt. I suspect it's a feather-munching lice or mite -- something like that makes a bird look tattered in a hurry. Or, if the bird is sickly, it may not be preening itself :(
 

drumstick diva

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not polish , not a frizzle. I wonder if it came from a frizzle to frizzle breeding, in that case the feathers are very brittle and break off. Bird can end up balding.
 

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