Sunday, July 12, 2009
Got the Frizzles?
I said Frizzles - not Frizzies.
I have to say that these are possibly the cutest - and funniest looking chickens I have ever had.
I brought home 4 bantam cochin Frizzles in May as day old chicks. Now - Frizzle is a gene that causes the feathers to curl.
Two of the chicks are definitely displaying the
frizzles - two of the chicks are not - but will be carriers. I'm thinking that bot of these are hens - but I'm still not too sure about the white one - it might be a rooster - in any case - it's very shy.
I can't wait to play with these chicks - and do some cross breeding onto my other birds.
I might even try something like this guy:
He's a polish X frizzle bantam.
I'm still not sure whether to laugh or just feel sorry for him.