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Frizzles or Sizzles or Silke Frizzles?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cori3, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Cori3

    Cori3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help! I have 3 chickens and have no idea if they are frizzle sizzle or silkie frizzles. Can anyone identify these chickens? I have more picture if it would help identify them.[​IMG]

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  2. Featherybird

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    They look like frizzles to me [​IMG]
     
  3. Cori3

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    My rooster has 5 toes...doesn't that make him a sizzle?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    the rooster has some silkie blood, but he's a mixed breed bird. A sizzle is the frizzle gene mixed with silkie feathering. Your birds both have regular (non-silkied) feathers, so they're not sizzles. They're mixed breed frizzles.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree


    the white & black one appears to have 'an off color', walnut comb.
     
  6. Cori3

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    Thank you for educating me. Bill (my rooster) does have a different looking comb.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Your birds appear to be early generation Sizzles, maybe even the product of the initial cross. Sizzles are supposed to have normal, hard feathers. Here are some of mine:
    Frizzled Sizzles:
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    Smooth Sizzles:
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    Frizzled Silkies (aka Frilkies they're hard to tell apart from regular Silkies sometimes, they sort of look like they just got out of bed [​IMG]):
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    Since all of yours are frizzled, you wouldn't want to breed them together. Swap your rooster out for a (not frizzled) Silkie rooster and you'll start getting Sizzles that look more like Silkies type wise and you'll get all 4 feather types, which is fun [​IMG]
     
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  8. Cori3

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    I have a couple of silkies. Like this one, would she be ok with my rooster?[​IMG]
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep :)
     
  10. Cori3

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     

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