editing to make this a general information thread about sizzles a sizzle is what you get when you mix a frizzled cochin (any frizzle? or just cochin?) and a silkie to clarify a frizzle is a bird with a genetic feather mutation that makes the feathers curl forward a frazzle is a bird that has 2 of these genes... it results in brittle feathers that break.. but also results in 100% frizzle offspring i'm hoping those with experience with sizzles will continue to educate those of us who want to know, and through our questions and your help we can get more information out to others who may need it... -----------original post below---------------- i just got 2 new roos, i still need to build seperate breeding pens for them and their girls, i've got the cochin part figured out.. for the most part, but wanted some opinions on silkies.... Pen 1 Red 1 frazzle red roo 1 smooth red chochin Pen 2 Blacks 1 smooth barred cochin roo 1 frazzled black cochin 1 smooth black cochin i want to put a few silky hens in the red pen, but not sure on color... is there a red silky?? or would i go buff?? or maybe partridge?? should i get som BBS silkies for the black pen?? the roo there now isn't frizzle, but i should have some frizzled roos by fall? i THINK they will be barred.... or should i just leave that pen alone and only put some silkies in the red??