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sizzle, frizzle, and frazzle???

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Hey Ya'll,  I'm still learning so please bear with me....I figured out what frazzle is.   What is the difference in sizzle and frizzle?  Either way they are SO cute..... anyone with pics?   thanks!!!!! big_smile

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post #2 of 149

A Sizzle is a Frizzled Silkie.

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post #3 of 149

Whats a Frazzle? I have not heard of those?

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A Frazzle is a Frizzle w/ 2 copies of the Frizzle gene.  It's usually lethal, so there aren't very many of the live ones around and most people don't breed them that way since a lot of them die.

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post #5 of 149
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Thanks KellyHM!!!

Do a byc search on Frazzle. I can't remember who though.... I saw it on a post the other day.  Super curly and super soft.  Kinda looked like a poodle.  I think they said it had double frizzle gene.  Brittle feathers though

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post #6 of 149

Any Breed of chicken can have Frizzle feathers,  the most common are Cochins but there are Frizzled Polish, Rocks, and many others. 

Sizzles are Frizzled Cochin/ Silkie crosses.  Many of us are working to develop a breed of Sizzle that breed true.  All the characteristics of a Silkie but with barbed feathers, not Silkie Feathers.  There are Frizzled Silkies and they are not Sizzles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/Knightchick/DarkSizzle08.jpg
This is a Sizzle

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/Knightchick/Sizzles008.jpg
This photo is of a Sizzle on the left and a Frizzled Silkie on the right

As mentioned,  Frazzles are the result of breeding a frizzled bird to a frizzled bird.  The result is a bird with very brittle feathers or very few feathers at all there are often organ anomalies as well.


Edited by jimnjay - 11/2/08 at 8:24am

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post #7 of 149

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Friz/WhatMakesFriz.html

http://www.thehatchingpost.com/sizzle.html

Frazzle
is a term used to refer to A Frizzle that has two frizzled parents resulting in brittle over frizzled feathering and/or feather skin issues.

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Here is our Bantam Frizzle Bubba
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12535_p1010703b.jpg

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Feeding 1Frazzle Roo,1Polish Roo, Cuckoo Marans, RIR,Buff Orps,21 assorted chicks, 10 Rouen Ducks, Duck eggs hatching ,6 horses, 3 dogs, 3 frogs,  1 DH & 1 DGS.  Greenhouse Open every minute of it  

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post #9 of 149

Breeding question...If I have a chick that is a cross between a silkie and frizzle(techniquely a "sizzle") but looks like a silkie...can I breed it with a frizzle or would that be trouble because of double frizzle genes?  Would it be safer to breed it back to a silkie b/c it is carrying the frizzle genes(even though hey are obviously recessive)?  Just wondering how this works.  I've heard that once you produce a sizzle the best ideal thing is to breed it back to a silkie to better the body type.  But just wondering what is best to do with the no-sizzle showing chicks? WOW..that's confusing to ask!barnie:barnie  Blessings, Keri

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Only By His Grace,
The Wilford Family...My Sweet Hubby Jim, and my four boys:
Jefferson, Benjamin, Lincoln-James, and Washington
HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE!!!  Sizzled Leghorns, Frizzled Seramas & Coming Spring of 2012 White Sizzled Polish!
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post #10 of 149

If your bird is not displaying the frizzled feathers, then by all means breed it to a frizzled bird.  The only time there is a problem is if you breed frizzle to frizzle.  Sizzles as they are being developed come in both smooth and frizzled feathers.  Sizzles birds should have regular barbed feathers, not silkie feathers but other than that the should look like a silkie. 

This is a photo of my Homozygous Sizzle (Frazzle or Curley)  He is the product of a Frizzled Sizzle to a Frizzled Sizzle.  This was an experiment out of necessity.  I did not have a place for my single Sizzle hen. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12_bad_hair_day2.jpg
So far he has not shown any sign of feather breakage the only difference is the feathers do seem like they are over permed.  The width of each feather is much narrower than normal feathers a s well.  This boy is 4 months old

Keep in mind that Sizzle is a breed in the process of being developed.  Not all birds are Frizzled.  It is necessary to keep the smooth birds from any frizzle breeding program weather Sizzle or Cochin or whatever.  You need the smooth birds to breed back to the frizzled ones.

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