Silkie cross? Sizzle? Frizzle??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FowlPrincess, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. FowlPrincess

    FowlPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my first 4 silkies and just love them so far......but.....I have something strange going on.....one of them has a comb coming in that is clearly NOT a walnut shape! He/She has a poofed forehead, black skin, 5 toes and poofy feathers, but the wrong comb! Any ideas? I was thinking maybe he was a sizzle? His/her wing feathers coming in look thinner that the others and are pointing in several directions. What do ya'all think?

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Straight combs are recessive. It's not unheard of for hatchery stock to throw straight combs from time to time in their silkie pens. they don't cull for correct combs.
     
  3. FowlPrincess

    FowlPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! They are from a hatchery I am sure since I got them from the feed store.
     

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