Monday, June 28, 2010

Tuesdays' Show & Tail - Don't Get all in a FRIZZLE!



I'm joining in on Tuesday's Show & Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures. If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Please check out the rules at her blog, and WELCOME!
Isn't this a dandy looking chicken? It is called a "Frizzle"! A friend of mine has buff colored banty Frizzle hens, and hers are the first I have ever seen, though Frizzles come in just about any color. They are bred for exhibition and originate from Asia.
Here are some Frizzle pullets. They look so downy and soft! If a Frizzle is bred to a Frizzle, 25% of the offspring will be what is known as "curlies" - the feathers are only curled, and very dry and brittle. If a Frizzle is bred to a normal soft-feathered breed, 25% of the offspring will be normal feathered.

Frizzling in the Summer Heat -

8 comments:

Angela said...

Hey Monica!

Those Fizzles are cute! I've never seen a chicken like that before. Who knew there were so many different kinds of chickens!

Thanks for sharing such interesting looking chickens with us this week!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

LV said...

That is just too cute of your chicks. The white one is so pretty, fluffy and white. Looks as though you gave them a bath just for today.

rose said...

cute pics. so fluffy how soft to the touch.

Chatty Crone said...

What a handomse Frizzle - no kidding. So what besides being pretty do they do - lay eggs?

sandie

Shirley said...

Beautiful and soooo soft looking!! I want to have chicken so bad. I need someone to build me a coop!

Annesphamily said...

Hi! What a delightful post! Those chickens are very pretty indeed. I sure enjoyed stopping by.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I've not seen this FRIZZLE chicken before...interesting.....they do look wet. Trish

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Your frizzles look frazzled! Perhaps they don't want their pictures taken on 'bad feather' days.
They are fancy chickens. Must be French!
This is my first visit to your sweet blog via WV Treasures but I will be returning!
I posted about my cairn terrorist:

http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2009/11/01/lucky-thirteen/

Thanks for sharing.
Deborah