Male: Standard Cock 8 lb. / 3.6 kg, Standard Cockerel 7 lb. / 3.2 kg, Bantam 24-28 oz. / 680-790 g
Female: Standard Hen 6 lb. / 2.7 kg, Standard Pullet 5 lb. / 2.25 kg, Bantam 20-24 oz. / 570-680 g
The Frizzle is a breed of chicken with an uncertain past, though it is thought to have originated in Asia. While the frizzle gene can be seen in many breeds (especially the Pekin and Poland), the Frizzle is distinct from other chicken breeds. When two frizzled birds, each possessing one copy of the frizzle gene, are bred, about 50% of the resulting offspring shall receive one copy of the frizzle gene and resemble the parents, 25% shall receive no copies of the gene and be smooth-feathered, and finally, the other 25% shall receive two copies and bear brittle feathers resembling pipe-cleaners. Genetically, the frizzle gene is a dominant trait.
Frizzles' feathers are not very waterproof, and thus rain creates less than ideal conditions for them. They are clean legged birds, and frequently go broody.