sizzles or cochins

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by janieschicks, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. janieschicks

    janieschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    My little curlies are getting bigger, but Im starting to think they may be sizzles instead of frizzled cochins? What do you think?

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Is there a silkie in the heritage? Count the toes for a quick check.

    If not, they are frizzled cochins.
     
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  3. janieschicks

    janieschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they are missing the extra toe. In the photos I was looking at of cochins, I didnt see the big top hair tuff like these have. [​IMG]
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Some frizz cochins do have a little tuft, but you are right: these guys' is rather pronounced. I suppose they could be missing the extra toe if there was silkie in the background, but I kindof doubt it. SOME silkie trait ould have made it through: dark sin, the comb, toe, something. Even my 1/4 silkie frizzle had extra toes.
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Those are sizzles, not pure cochin. If they are mising toes or other silkie features (ecept feathering), then they need to be bred to a smooth with the correct features or a silkie.
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might not have the extra toe because (as far as I know) having five toes isn't a completely dominant trait.
     
  7. janieschicks

    janieschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I am so happy that I have sizzles!
    That was my goal for my breeding program!
     
  8. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    I have chicks I have hatched from the same Silkie/Cochin parents. Some look more like Cochins and some more like Silkies. Out of four that hatched the first time, I have two with 5 toes and 2 with 4 toes. Same parents. The 5-toed birds definitely look more like Silkies now that they are grown. They others definitely look more like Cochins. I think you can get a mix of both breeds. Don't you just love Frizzles??? [​IMG]
     

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