When Did You First Know You Had A Frizzle

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicky Tocks, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    So I hatched one single frizzle egg (and two little BCM). The chick is an EE with gorgeous little fluffy cheeks and definately we're gonna grow a beard. SHE is 3 days old now and already starting to get the wingtip feathers. I know that to actually get a frizzle is like 50/50. I've had some now 19 week old chicks hatch that had the possible gene, but none frizzled.

    So at what age or what point do you know that you have a frizzle? Which feathers start the curl? I'm dying here! The little feathers on the tip of the wing are still very tiny, but coming on and I don't see any curling yet.

    Does anyone have baby pics of your frizzles at their youngest first sign of frizzling?

  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Usually by 2 weeks, you should know. Watch those wing feathers - mine would grow straight back and slightly out instead of curving along the body. [​IMG] here's hoping for you!
  3. Hi! I can see mine are frizzled or not at 3 or 4 days-old. Look for a hook / curl in the first wing feathers that emerge.
    It has been my experience that if those first hard feathers don't have a curl, the chick won't frizzle.
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Ditto what Dipsy said. I can tell by day 3 or 4. Of course my frizzles are all from Dipsy.
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Thank you for the responses [​IMG] Hopefully then I'll know something in the next day or two..or else I'm bringing out the eyelash curler!!!
  6. OK I am fascinated by this post. I have a light brahma bantam roo that has these crazy wing feathers. Two or three of them are crescent like, curling away from the body towards his head. Might this grow out or this frizzle?
  7. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Here is mine at 1 week see the curl to his wings [​IMG]

  8. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Ahhhhh!! TYVM for that pic! My baby doesn't have near that feathering yet. Just the teeny tips so far. So I should definately know something by Sunday when she'll be 7 days old.
  9. Yes, Chicky Tocks keep us up with the news...
  10. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I had a frizzle in one of my very first hatches, before I even knew what they were. I thought there was something wrong with it. I had bought a batch of mixed eggs, and ther seller never said anything about frizzle. I know it took forever for her to get her back feathers in.

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