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Frizzles



Frizzle feathered fowl can be traced as far back as the 1600, form Africa to the Philipines. British/ Australian and New Zealand standard of perfection described frizzle as a heavy breed of their own. The breed described as having a single comb, clean legged, the size of Plymouth Rock. They come in large fowl and bantams, in addition, frizzle can also be a version of any recognised breed, such as frizzled Japanese, frizzled Cochin, etc...

Kept mostly for their ornamental value, frizzles actually makes good multi purpose chickens with the cockerels reaching 7 lb in and hens are reliable layers. The frizzling are the result of a dominant autosomal gene, mating frizzle to frizzle is not a good idea as you'll end up with 25% frazzle, a condition caused by the presence of 2 dose of F in one bird. These birds will have highly frizzled brittle feathers which results in porcupine feathered condition (only the shaft of the feather left) by summer. Facts.... since frizzling is caused by a dominant gene, if you don't see the effect on a bird, the bird does not have/ carrying frizzle gene in them (unless by a very small and rare chance it is also homozygous for frizzle modifier mf).