What causes a chicks feathers to grow in upside down?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tink.Baker, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Tink.Baker

    Tink.Baker New Egg

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    I have a white jersey giant chick who's feathers are growing in upside down. Otherwise she is healthy and it doesn't seem to effect her. but what causes it? Is there a way to correct it?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That is unusual looking. Are those the wing feathers? I wonder if she could be a frizzle....She looks more like splash in color than white. Cute as a button!
     
  3. CraftyChicky

    CraftyChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the word "frizzle" refer to? I have seen it a couple of times this week.
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought frizzle too, but it's a white jersey giant he got from a hatchery. Isn't that crazy!

    Crafty- Frizzle is a kind of chicken with curly type feathers. Google "frizzle chicken" and you'll get some pics. They're cool looking.
     
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  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not very good at describing feather patterns, but an online search for "frizzle hen" should give you a good idea. Basically, the feathers on a frizzled bird are curled and less compact than 'normal.' It isn't a breed, but rather a feathering trait.
     

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