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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Frizzled Fowls


Frizzled fowls are the most grotesque members of the poultry family. Their name is applied from the peculiar manner in which their feathers curve upward and backward at the ends, as if in defiance of nature's laws. This curving is most conspicuous in the hackle and saddle feathers. As these birds vary in color there is no rule for judging their plumage, except that it must have the peculiar upward curve, and any color is admissible. The combs may be either double or single. Frizzled fowls are reported to be hardy, and very early and good layers.


FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Frizzles page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl.


White Cochin Frizzle Buff Frizzle Cochin Bantam Frizzle Frizzle Chick

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Katra; Courtesy of Katra

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