My bantam orp and sizzle chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyb1969, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I just wanted to post a few pics of chicks from my last hatch. Without going into details, I'll just say that this hatch was very heart wrenching for me. But I did come out with 4 beautiful chicks...2 bantam orpingtons from my own breeders and 2 sizzles from eggs I received from sarahssizzles.

    2 Sizzles:

    bantam Orp:

    Another pic of the blue Sizzle:

    Bantam Orp and Sizzle:
  2. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
    Northern California
    Awwww.. cute:love
    so by sizzle you mean a frizzle/silkie mix? Right?
    Anyway's, I now want one.[​IMG]
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Yes, a sizzle is a cross between a frizzle and a silkie. My 2, however, I believe are the offspring of both a sizzle roo and a sizzle hen. I've got a couple of others who are 3 weeks older than these...not sure if they're going to be blue or black. But one of them is frizzled, and one of them isn't. I really hope both of the 2 new chicks are frizzled, especially the blue one. [​IMG]
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    so pretty! the colors are beautiful!
  5. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    OK, I,m no expert, but I have been reading that you shouldn,t cross two frizzles because double frizzle genes result in overly brittle feathers along with other survivability issues. Since the sizzle is the frizzle gene it is the same thing. So if you had trouble with your hatch it might be from crossing two sizzles.
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:The crossing was with a smooth feathered sizzle hen to a frizzle feathered sizzle that's ok. It's if you breed two frizzle feathered birds to one another that the problem least that's what I've been told. [​IMG]

    Edited to add that the problem with the hatch affected all the different breeds of chicks in the bator...not just the sizzles. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    they are soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!! [​IMG]
  9. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2009
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    i can't wait to get my own!!
    i've never held a baby chick
  10. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    chick'n'run :

    i've never held a baby chick



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