Frizzle vs. Sizzle?? What's the difference??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickix, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. chickix

    chickix Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2014
    Northern California
    I've seen people advertise "sizzles" & "frizzles." Looking at some pictures, I've seen what appears to be silkies that look like they have curly feathers. But is there a difference between sizzle & frizzle specifically? Thanks for educating this newbie!
  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2014
    Nova Scotia
    Frizzle is a gene found in a few different breeds of chickens that make curly feathers (so to speak), I do believe they are trying to establish a frizzle as an actual breed in itself though. A sizzle is a cross between a frizzle and a silkie. It's pretty much just a silkie that carries the frizzle gene. If you breed 2 frizzle gene chickens together you end up with a frazzle, which looks pretty cute but their feathers are usually very brittle due to the double gene which is why they recommend breeding smooth feathered to curly.

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