Frizzle or Sizzle?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by renegaderidgefarm, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    I need some help! I'm new to frizzles, sizzles and silkies.

    I have a beautiful red frizzle rooster that I am crossing with a blue/black silkie hen - - - what will I get???


    and please explain exactly what a frizzle is and a sizzle.


    Thanks
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Sizzle. Sizzle=Silkie/Frizzle cross. Frizzle=Frizzle/Frizzle (purebred)
     
  3. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    alright! where does a cochin come in?
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:You just don't stop with questions do you???? [​IMG] JK. I do not know about cochins.
     
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Quote:A cochin is a separate purebreed. Is that what you wanted to know?
     
  6. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Quote:I don't remember, Maxx – is there a certain breed called the 'Frizzle' or is it simply something that can occur in any (or many) breed?
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    The Cochin is what USUALLY brings the frizzle gene into the cross. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  8. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    I have cochins too!! I was given the frizzle and told he was a cochin cross frizzle and if I crossed him with a silkie I would get a sizzle. He was my only frizzle so I didn't know if it would be best to cross him with the silkie or the cochin. Does anyone know if he will pass the frizzle gene into all his offspring?
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In the US, frizzle refers to the feathering, not the breed. Frizzling is common in cochin and polish, but occur in all breeds. In Europe (and perhaps Australia?) frizzle IS a breed.

    A sizzle has all silkie traits EXCEPT feathering: frizzle feathering replaces silkie feathering. Note, a sizzle does NOT have silkied feathers. If it did, it would be a frizzled silkie, not a sizzle.

    edited to add: this needs to be a sticky--it seems like the question is asked at least twice a week.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  10. CESOrtega

    CESOrtega Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought a frizzle crossed with a frizzle was a frazzle and undesirable because it weakens the feathers? I could be wrong, though?
     

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