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Frizzle Cochin X Silkie cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CreamBruelle, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I'm wondering what I could get from a Silkie, Frizzle Cochin cross. I know what you'll most likely get it a sizzle (Silkie with curly feathers) but could you get a frizzle? Also, what chicken does the offspring get its color from?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    A Silkie/Cochin cross is a mutt. Real Sizzles take decades of hard work to create. By four or five generations you might have some OK ones.

    You'll get birds with the features of Silkies, but more muted - small crest, small beard (if parent is bearded), light greyish skin, five toes, reddish white earlobes. The legs will be well feathered. 50% will be flat (regular) feather and 50% will be frizzled. None will be silkied, as the silkie gene is recessive.

    Color will come from both of the parents. What that will look like will depend entirely on the parents.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016

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