Chicken Breed of the Week - Frizzle Chickens

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 21 July 2020

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Hello chicken keepers,

One of the pure joys of chicken keeping is how many unique and fabulously feathered chicken breeds are available. One of the most popular and striking chook breeds you can keep are Frizzle chickens. Their distinctive feather growth pattern and lovely nature make the Frizzle chook a pleasure to keep in the backyard chicken coop. Let’s have a peck at the cuter than cute Frizzle chicken breed!

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The Frizzle Chicken Breed

Australia and some European nations recognise Frizzle chickens as a distinct breed and some countries classify them as a type only. This is because the gene that makes a chicken frizzled can be found in many different chicken breeds. While the most common Frizzle chickens we see in Australia are the Cochin, a lot of other breeds can be frizzled! The frizzle gene can be also be seen in Polish, Plymouth Rock and Japanese bantam chooks.

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Learn more about Frizzle chickens with our handy dandy guides and articles:

The Frizzle Chicken Breed Profile

5 Reasons to Love Frizzle Chickens

Whether you fancy the Frizzles or like the Legghorns, choosing the perfect breed for your family is an eggstremely difficult task. Before making that important decision, take a moment to consider all the other awesome breeds you could choose! From looks to traits to egg-laying talents - where should you begin?

Cluckily, our friends over at Chickenpedia have created an amazing Chicken Breeds Course. This extensive online course shares helpful guidance on choosing the top chickens for you as well as size & frequency of eggs laid. You will even learn about their distinct personalities, and be able to use their family-friendly compatibility scale through this well-structured program. It really is a great way to discover your perfect backyard buddies which is why I highly recommend them to all of my readers!  The courses are beginner-friendly and filled with essential information to help you raise a happy, healthy flock.

We all want to do an eggcellent job when caring for our feathered friends. Many keepers struggle to handle chicken health or behaviour issues, especially in the first few years of having a flock. Chickenpedia have a broad range of comprehensive online courses that cover everything you didn’t know you need to know and then some more! From healthcare to raising baby chicks to feeding and behavior, get the knowledge and confidence to successfully look after your flock. 

As a member, you will get access to ALL their fantastic courses. So, no need to wing it, become a confident chicken keeper. Check out Chickenpedia today!

Keep on cluckin’ about chicken breeds with our Top 20 Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Coop here. Or if you know what you want, have a peck at our suggested breeder list. After some more cheeky chook action? Of course you are! Join the flock on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Feathers Forever,

Kassandra X