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How do you get a frizzle?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by asorensen, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. asorensen

    asorensen Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told to breed a Cochin to a Silkie and you would get a frizzle. But the more I read on here it sounds like a frizzle is a breed of its own and that you have to have a frizzle to make more frizzles. Can someone enlighten me further on how this works? In English please as I have not learned how all of the genetics work. LOL
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    frizzle is not a breed. It is a variety formed by a genetic oopsie. Yes, you have to have a frizzle to make more frizzles. However, I have no clue how the frizzle appears initially.
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    A Frizzled Cochin gives you Frizzled Cochins, there is no Silkie involved. However, breeding a Frizzled Cochin to a Silkie does give you Sizzles (birds with Frizzled feathers and Silkie type), maybe that's what your source was thinking about?
     
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Here's how you get a frizzle: Come to my house. I have a 6-week-old bantam frizzle cockerel looking for a new home (I have two, only need one).

    His name is Roy, but you can call him whatever you like. LOL.
     
  5. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. asorensen

    asorensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The only problem is that would be a very long drive from Florida to pick up a chicken...LOL But I am sure he is beautiful!
     

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