Sizzle vs Silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abcn123s, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I am hoping to add a couple of these fuzzy, adorable little hens to our flock as we build it. Would love to hear from those of you who have experience with the little cuties!
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HATE silkies. Most annoying birds ever and worthless in my opinion.

    I love the Cochins but never had a sizzle. But like I said i do not like silkies but most people disagree with me
     
  3. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We LOVE our Silkies and Sizzles. I say get both. I do have to say, the Silkies aren't very smart, can't fly, can't see very good, and aren't very good layers. But, they are the nicest birds we have and they are so funny to watch. The sizzles are a little bit smarter, still not the best layers, still can't fly well, and aren't quite as friendly. We love the two breeds just the same though. Heres ours.

    My favorite sizzle. 2 months old
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    Wives favorite sizzle. 2 months old
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    this is our only smooth sizzle hen. 5 months old
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    Our only frizzled silkie. 2 months old
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    Sizzle rooster. 5 months old
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    Silkie rooster
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    Silkie hen
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    And then just adding this because I also thing you would enjoy them. Our polish hen. She is crazy as mess but funny to watch. And our best egg layer
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  4. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you so much for the pics and the info! oh man, your Polish is great!!
     
  5. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I forgot to ask, do you have a mixed flock with bigger hens as well... or just the silkies/sizzles/polish?
     
  6. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed flock and the silkies pick on pullets but not the hens.
     
  7. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now we only have the silkies, sizzles, and polish. But we have had standard chickens with them before and they do fine together.
     
  8. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    We live in SW Colorado, so summers can get very warm... but not much humidity and we can get cold, snowy winters... I would need to pick between the Silkie or Sizzle. Are they about the same on the egg laying and size? A friend of mine is swaying me toward the Silkie, but those Sizzles are so darn cute!
     
  9. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what 'Cold' is down there. Up here in ND my frizzle cochins and silkies both do fine. And the warmth doesnt bother them to much
     
  10. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    We can occasionally get into the minus numbers in the winters, but it usually isn't more than -15 and that is in a really bad year! Usually it is 0 to -3 in our typical cold snaps..
    Everything we are interested in putting in our flock says cold hardy. I looked at that Polish, liked it, but not cold hardy [​IMG]
     

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