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
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.
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.