Breed Club Secretary
Mrs B. Feazey
Dovebank House, Sudbury, Derbyshire,
Frizzle Chickensare one of the odd breeds, and little is know about their origin. Charles Darwin Classes them as Frizzled or Caffie Fowls, not uncommon in India, with feathers curling backwards and primary feathers of wing and tail imperfect. Frizzle Chickens main points for exhibition purposes are the curl, which is most pronounced on feathers; the purity of color in plumage, correctness in leg color; i.e., yellow legs for the white, red, or buff, and yellow or willow for other varieties.
Frizzle Chickens are bred principally for exhibition, but capable of being good productive fowl. The skin is yellow and the eggs shells are brown. They can be short fused in the males. It is noteworthy that crossing frizzles to frizzle for too many generations produces an over frizzled bird. It is therefore useful to keep a smooth feathered bird that contains frizzle genes to breed with the main stock.
Heavy / Soft feather