sizzle, frizzle, and frazzle???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Missouri chick, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Ya'll, I'm still learning so please bear with me....I figured out what frazzle is. What is the difference in sizzle and frizzle? Either way they are SO cute..... anyone with pics? thanks!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    A Sizzle is a Frizzled Silkie.
     
  3. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Whats a Frazzle? I have not heard of those?
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    A Frazzle is a Frizzle w/ 2 copies of the Frizzle gene. It's usually lethal, so there aren't very many of the live ones around and most people don't breed them that way since a lot of them die.
     
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  5. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks KellyHM!!!

    Do a byc search on Frazzle. I can't remember who though.... I saw it on a post the other day. Super curly and super soft. Kinda looked like a poodle. I think they said it had double frizzle gene. Brittle feathers though
     
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  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any Breed of chicken can have Frizzle feathers, the most common are Cochins but there are Frizzled Polish, Rocks, and many others.

    Sizzles are Frizzled Cochin/ Silkie crosses. Many of us are working to develop a breed of Sizzle that breed true. All the characteristics of a Silkie but with barbed feathers, not Silkie Feathers. There are Frizzled Silkies and they are not Sizzles.
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    This is a Sizzle

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    This photo is of a Sizzle on the left and a Frizzled Silkie on the right

    As mentioned, Frazzles are the result of breeding a frizzled bird to a frizzled bird. The result is a bird with very brittle feathers or very few feathers at all there are often organ anomalies as well.
     
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    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  8. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is our Bantam Frizzle Bubba
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  9. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breeding question...If I have a chick that is a cross between a silkie and frizzle(techniquely a "sizzle") but looks like a silkie...can I breed it with a frizzle or would that be trouble because of double frizzle genes? Would it be safer to breed it back to a silkie b/c it is carrying the frizzle genes(even though hey are obviously recessive)? Just wondering how this works. I've heard that once you produce a sizzle the best ideal thing is to breed it back to a silkie to better the body type. But just wondering what is best to do with the no-sizzle showing chicks? WOW..that's confusing to ask![​IMG]:barnie Blessings, Keri
     
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  10. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your bird is not displaying the frizzled feathers, then by all means breed it to a frizzled bird. The only time there is a problem is if you breed frizzle to frizzle. Sizzles as they are being developed come in both smooth and frizzled feathers. Sizzles birds should have regular barbed feathers, not silkie feathers but other than that the should look like a silkie.

    This is a photo of my Homozygous Sizzle (Frazzle or Curley) He is the product of a Frizzled Sizzle to a Frizzled Sizzle. This was an experiment out of necessity. I did not have a place for my single Sizzle hen.
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    So far he has not shown any sign of feather breakage the only difference is the feathers do seem like they are over permed. The width of each feather is much narrower than normal feathers a s well. This boy is 4 months old

    Keep in mind that Sizzle is a breed in the process of being developed. Not all birds are Frizzled. It is necessary to keep the smooth birds from any frizzle breeding program weather Sizzle or Cochin or whatever. You need the smooth birds to breed back to the frizzled ones.
     
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