"The Frizzle" is a breed of chicken with characteristic curled or frizzled plumage. Frizzle chickens are classed as a heavy breed. They are not a new breed; in fact they were first mentioned in the 1600s.The frizzle gene is thought to have originated in Asia. They have long wings and large upright tails. Frizzle chicken comes in several different colors and three types of plumage. Standard Weight: 3.2–3.6 kg
frizzled, over frizzled and flat-coated.
Unlike most other chickens, the plumage of Frizzle chicken is curved outward and forward, giving it the appearance of having walked through a wind storm backwards.
Since the eighteenth century, the Frizzle chicken has been reported from the Far East. This breed is the result of breeder selection for exhibition.
Frizzle chicken is recognized as a distinct breed in nine European countries and Australia. The European countries which recognize this breed are; United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Frizzle chicken is a erect breed with short, broad bodies and a rounded full breast. Each feather of Frizzle is moderately long and curls backwards towards the bird’s head. And each individual feather has a rather ragged appearance, and the neck has abundant frizzled feathers. Standard Weight: 2.25–2.7 kg
They have no feathers in their legs. They have long wings and large upright tails. Frizzle chicken comes in several different colors and three types of plumage.
Usually the legs of Frizzles are darker in the darker feathered birds. Beak color also corresponds with the feather color. The black-red, black, blue, cuckoo or spangle varieties have white beaks. And the pyle, red, white, buff and Colombian varieties have yellow beaks.
They have a short, strong beak, yellow/horn in color; eyes are bright and red in hue.
Ear lobes and wattles are medium sized, red in color. "
American Frizzle Categories: large or small, black or white plumage like frizzled Polish, frizzled Cochins etc.
Frizzle chicken is a very hardy poultry breed which grows quickly. It is a gentle breed and the hens are good layers. Hens lay medium sized tinted or white colored eggs, and they get broody frequently.
Frizzle chickens are classed as a heavy breed. And they are often considered to be exhibition bird, but they also make good table birds. They are great dual purpose breed and suitable for both meat and eggs production.
They are great foragers and perfectly well suited to free range conditions or outdoor pens. They can also bear confinement well. The Frizzle chicks when they are hatched appear to be normally feathered. But their wing feathers start to grow and turn outwards soon.