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How do you get a frizzle?

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I was told to breed a Cochin to a Silkie and you would get a frizzle.  But the more I read on here it sounds like a frizzle is a breed of its own and that you have to have a frizzle to make more frizzles.  Can someone enlighten me further on how this works? In English please as I have not learned how all of the genetics work. LOL

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post #2 of 6

frizzle is not a breed. It is a variety formed by a genetic oopsie.  Yes, you have to have a frizzle to make more frizzles. However, I have no clue how the frizzle appears initially.

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A Frizzled Cochin gives you Frizzled Cochins, there is no Silkie involved. However, breeding a Frizzled Cochin to a Silkie does give you Sizzles (birds with Frizzled feathers and Silkie type), maybe that's what your source was thinking about?

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Here's how you get a frizzle:  Come to my house.  I have a 6-week-old bantam frizzle cockerel looking for a new home (I have two, only need one).

His name is Roy, but you can call him whatever you like.  LOL.

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Originally Posted by HHandbasket 

Here's how you get a frizzle:  Come to my house.  I have a 6-week-old bantam frizzle cockerel looking for a new home (I have two, only need one).

His name is Roy, but you can call him whatever you like.  LOL.


Haha, I like this answer best. wink

Here is a link to how to breed frizzles. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to PM me and I will help you any way I can.

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


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~When I count my blessings, I always make sure and count each chicken twice.~

 

Buff & White Cochin Bantams; frizzle/smooth

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Originally Posted by HHandbasket 

Here's how you get a frizzle:  Come to my house.  I have a 6-week-old bantam frizzle cockerel looking for a new home (I have two, only need one).

His name is Roy, but you can call him whatever you like.  LOL.


The only problem is that would be a very long drive from Florida to pick up a chicken...LOL But I am sure he is beautiful!

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