What breed is this??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Burgs, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Burgs

    Burgs Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  2. Frost77

    Frost77 Just Hatched

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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?
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  4. Burgs

    Burgs Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  5. Burgs

    Burgs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could It be a genetic problem?? It does have epilepsy so maybe there is something else going on as well
     
  6. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like it has a beard, so if it lays green or blue eggs it's and Easter Egger.
     
  7. ChanLillie

    ChanLillie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my frizzle polish!
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not a Polish. No crest, wrong comb type and wrong leg color.
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    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 :(
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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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