Pros: Extremely Sweet all around, Gorgeous, Smell good, Funny personality

Cons: Feathers need trimming or plucking around eyes so they can see where they are going!, Sharp toes x5, Flightless (although could be a +)

Absolutely love my Frizzled Sizzle Rooster! I am not sure what the coloring is called but he is all dark gray. He is so sweet. He was hatched with other Sizzles and Silkies so he has a "brother" Silkie and they spar seldomly and hang together all the time. I think the sparing is just for fun though!




Pros: Wonderful as pets, Joy in a small package

Cons: Loves to Crow morning, afternoon and evening!

The Silkie and Frizzle cross bred hybrid chicken!  You can not help but smile when you look at a sizzle chicken.  Sometimes you'll even want to laugh at them because they are just THAT cute.  We have a black sizzle rooster who recently became father to ten new born chicks. We now have our second generation of sizzles.  Sizzles are fairly new and unique in their feathering and on their way to becoming a recognized new breed of bantam chicken.  They definitely come with a whimsical overdose of cuteness.  They maintain the calm nature of the silkie too.  Our sizzle rooster will sit on your lap for hours if you let him.


Pros: Cute, Beautilful Feathering, Healthy Breed, Perfect for Natural Incubation

Cons: Not a reconized breed,

I just got my first Sizzles recently and love them. They are 2 weeks old and are so frisky. They hop and jump about and drive their foster mother crazy. They ar being raised by my Silver Partridge silkie hen and she loves her little ones. They sizzles are very unique in their style. They are such a joy to have around! I would recommend them to anyone.


Pros: Sweet, cute, unique, fun to watch

Cons: Very few breeders

I love my sizzles!  They have the sweetest personality!  They follow us around as we do yard work and come when we call them.  I love petting them!  They are very soft and curly!  Great broody hens!  Fun to watch!  Very unique little pets to have around!   Great with Children too!


Pros: great egg layer

Cons: mean

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would not recommend for a pet if you want a pet try a silkie


Pros: Unique, beautiful, friendly

Cons: dirty feet feathers, slow to mature

A sizzle is a Silkie with curly feathers.  Same personality, egg laying and maturity rate.  Love seeing them running around the pen.  Visitors are in awe and want to hold them.


Sizzles are a very new breed and a work in progress. They have been seen around since the 1990's but have a long way to go to be considered as a recognized breed. People need to start showing them in sactioned show for the process to move forward.

Breed PurposeOrnamental
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentEasily handled,Calm,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesBlack, White, Buff, Partridge, Blue, Splash, Gray.
Breed SizeBantam
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Comb: Walnut
Broodiness: Frequent
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Low
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:

Easily handled,Calm,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Black, White, Buff, Partridge, Blue, Splash, Gray.

Breed Details:

Sizzles are a wonderful cross between the Frizzled Cochin and Silkie. A Sizzle will have regular feathers but all the other characteristics of a Silkie. Those of us who are working or creating a recognized breed are attempting to breed our Sizzles to the appropriate color standard for Silkies. There is a Yahoo group where those of us working on developing the breed can compare notes and experience. Like any other breed Sizzles will come in smooth and frizzled varieties. Breeding for frizzles is somewhat complicated due to the fact the two copies of the frizzle gene (both parents are frizzled) will produce a bird with severe feathering problems. In order to avoid this factor, you should breed a frizzled bird to a smooth bird. With this type of breeding, only 50% of the offspring will actually have frizzled feathers. The smooth feathered offspring from this breeding are very important to your breeding program, however. To further complicate this whole matter, those of us working on the breed are using Silkies back on the Sizzle periodically to improve the basic type. This now throws into the mix the additional issues of offspring with Silkie and Frizzled feathers as well. Regular feathering is dominant to the Silkie feathering so you are now dealing with several anomalies with both dominant and ressive gene combinations. Genetics is not a subject that I find easy to understand and even harder to explain. In short, Sizzle breeding at this time can produce both smooth and frizzle feathered birds that may have silkie feathers or regular feathers interchangeably. An offspring that is both frizzled and has Silkie feathers is a frizzled Silkie and of little use in futher breeding. I find these delightful little curly balls of fluff to be gentle and as with any bird that is even slightly related to a silkie, very prone to broodiness.