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Wooly Mammoth Chicken???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jbh06, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. jbh06

    jbh06 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2011
    Columbia County, NY
    Is there such a thing as a wooly mammoth breed? I can't find anything on such a breed. If there is can someone post some pictures??
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Never heard of them...the closest thing resembling wool in a chicken breed is Silkies...
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca

    i found a wooly chicken...

  4. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hedemora can be woolly, but they don't have very long trunks or tusks.

  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:on doing a deep research I came across this old post of our friend Tim when he used to post at the classroom forums long ago(2006)

    he responded to below question about wooly

    T. Adkerson :


    The wooly gene is an autosomal recessive gene. In day old chicks, the expression of the gene can very from chick to chick. The down on chicks will be shorter than normal and feathering can vary from normal to seminaked. Varing amounts of the down feathers would be clubbed or rolled into the shape of a small feather nodule ( a ball on the end of the down feather). Adult and juvenile feathering is complete(covers the body) but the feathers are rough and incomplete. They also lack the smoothness associated with normal feathers. I have not personally seen the mutation.


    hope this helps...​

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