Frizzles- Divas of the Chicken World -- Community Chickens ~ I miss our Frizzle, she was such a good girl.

Frizzles- Divas of the Chicken World -- Community Chickens ~ I miss our Frizzle, she was such a good girl.

The Frizzle chicken is an all round brilliant breed. They make wonderful pets, produce a reliable amount of eggs and make a delightful addition to any backyard flock! Check out their breed profile here, http://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/breed-profile-frizzle/ #loveyourchickens #infographic #frizzlechickens

The Frizzle chicken is an all round brilliant breed. They make wonderful pets, produce a reliable amount of eggs and make a delightful addition to any backyard flock! Check out their breed profile here, http://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/breed-profile-frizzle/ #loveyourchickens #infographic #frizzlechickens

Bantam Cochin Frizzled pullets

Frizzle Feathered Chickens, Divas of the Chicken World

"Frizzle" refers to a genetic trait that causes a chicken's feathers to grow out and curl away from the body instead of growing flat and smooth.

Frizzle Feathered Chickens, Divas of the Chicken World

"Frizzle" refers to a genetic trait that causes a chicken's feathers to grow out and curl away from the body instead of growing flat and smooth.

This is Rachel. If you haven't already made her acquaintance, she's something of a hen starlet on my Facebook page where she is featured daily in all her fluffy cuteness. Rachel is a Bantam Cochin Frizzle. Cochin is her breed, bantam describes her miniature size and frizzle describes her unusual feathers.

Frizzle Feathered Chickens, Divas of the Chicken World

This is Rachel. If you haven't already made her acquaintance, she's something of a hen starlet on my Facebook page where she is featured daily in all her fluffy cuteness. Rachel is a Bantam Cochin Frizzle. Cochin is her breed, bantam describes her miniature size and frizzle describes her unusual feathers.

Frizzle an oldie originated in southeast Asia some 300 years ago ...some old chicks!

Frizzle an oldie originated in southeast Asia some 300 years ago ...some old chicks!

Chickens - Lavender Frizzle Pekin Cockerel MAY have to have one of these some day. This looks like Phyllis Diller, right?

Chickens - Lavender Frizzle Pekin Cockerel MAY have to have one of these some day. This looks like Phyllis Diller, right?

A chicken's feathers should be shiny & lay flat against the body. They should not be broken, ruffled, bloody, frayed or tattered, which could indicate behavioral problems in the flock, stress, parasites, a nutrition deficit or rodent problems. Know what molting looks like and the age and season to expect it as well as what pin feathers look like. Frizzle feathered breeds are an exception to the flat feather rule.

Chicken Checkup: DIY Physical Exam

A chicken's feathers should be shiny & lay flat against the body. They should not be broken, ruffled, bloody, frayed or tattered, which could indicate behavioral problems in the flock, stress, parasites, a nutrition deficit or rodent problems. Know what molting looks like and the age and season to expect it as well as what pin feathers look like. Frizzle feathered breeds are an exception to the flat feather rule.

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