Frizzles.... A rather confusing gene.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stray, May 30, 2010.

  1. Stray

    Stray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, I've read on a few boards that talk about frizzles.
    Now, I'm hatching out a couple dozen silkies, which I was told was good for getting Frizzles, and I'm planning on, by next summer, to pair up a silkie roo and one of my hens, possibly my black crested white polish.
    Would that be an alright pairing? Or should I use a different hen?
    I have:
    Araucanas
    Polish
    Policanas (PolishxAmericanas)
    and Cochins
    But since I already have frizzle cochins I'm not really looking, yet, to breed for those.
     
  2. Hi! Any smooth feathered (not frizzled) bird bred with a frizzle feathered bird will give you 50% smooth feathered and 50% frizzle feathered.
    You won't get frizzle feathering unless one of the parents is frizzle feathered.
    Good luck with your crosses!
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  3. Stray

    Stray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What I'm trying to learn is: will you get a Frizzle out of a Silkie and a Straight feathered pairing?
     
  4. Hi! No, you won't get frizzle feathering unless one of the parents is frizzle feathered.
    Silkie feathered crossed with straight (regular feathered / not-silkie feathered) will give you regular feathered offspring --- no silkie feathering or frizzle feathering.

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  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the frizzle gene and the silkie gene are two different things. I would put the silkie with the frizzle cochin hens then you would get sizzles (silkie x fizzle) 50% of these will have the flat regular feathers that are curled. they will most likely have a frizzled crest. I don't have any pics to show you but trust me they are freaking adorable. this is my frizzle turken
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  6. Stray

    Stray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, how does a 1st generation Frizz come to be?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:One or both of the parents is frizzled.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well..... you can actually get frizzle out of two straight feathered birds IF... and it's a bigggg IF.. your 2 straight feathered birds happens to be homozygouz for frizzle modifier mf and hetero for F (frizzle).... I wouldn't put money on it....



    if you're trying to breed a frizzled silkie (frizkie), you need to breed your frizzled cochin to your silkie, keep one sex with frizzled feathering and mate it back to a silkie next season, from then it's all about selection.


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  9. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since a picture is worth a thousand words ...
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    that's mom (buff orp) and dad (frizzled cochin) and baby!
     

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