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 Purpose:
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Light Brown
- Breed Temperament:
- Easily handled,Calm,Docile
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Black, White, Buff, Partridge, Blue, Splash, Gray.
- Breed Size:
Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Climate Tolerance: All Climates
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: Low
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Black, White, Buff, Partridge, Blue, Splash, Gray.
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.
Recent User Reviews
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!
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"Overdose on Cuteness!"
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.