The Sizzle Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladyfaeden, May 13, 2012.

  1. holypolish

    holypolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such beautiful birds! Maybe I'm hoping I have a sizzle here. Or maybe it's a pizzle? (polish frizzle?) And why does it all sound like Snoop Dogg? ehehe. [​IMG]
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    What do you think? he/she is about 6 or so weeks old I think. And no comb or waddles...does this mean it's a pullet? I always laugh trying to figure out the sex of chickens.
     
  2. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peep could be a girl. I don't know much about the non-bearded silkies but I had a pullet myself. For the longest time I thought she was a cockerel, but was definitely a girl. The non-bearded females seem to have have larger wattles than a bearded would. Only thing with Peep I'm wondering about is the color of the comb, which says boy. But, my non-bearded cockerels I had, had much larger wattles at 3 months of age. Ours were just randomly hatched pet quality chicks, so who knows. lol And like I said, I don't know much about non-beardeds. [​IMG]

    Benina looks like a blue in those pictures.

    Charlie is a splash.
     
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  3. SilkieRose

    SilkieRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!!! I'm still watching Peep.... Sheri was sure it looked like a hen :) They are all sweet except Rico gets a little snippy here & there; little man syndrome... What is this Blue Dahlia?
     
  4. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Silkie Rose,
    Is Peeps the buff from me also? I've never had a non-bearded, non-muffed Silkie before. Makes me wonder if he isn't from one of the Sizzle pens as I do get an occasional non-bearded chick pop up from time to time. I also breed for frizzled Silkies so I do sometimes get Sizzles with regular Silkie feathering. It will be interesting to see how he matures out. Hard to tell when they are in this gangly teen stage.
    I agree with WestKnollAmy on the rest.
    Benina is a gorgeous blue Sizzle & if everything is correct on her I would love to encourage your daughter to show her at the county fair.If she needs any advice or help, give me a call.
    Hope is also very nice & single combs don't bother me either if the rest of the bird is very nice. I read several times here that SC is dominant & hard to get rid of but I haven't found that to be true at all. It will pop up from time to time when you breed Sizzle to smooth Sizzle because both birds carry the gene from the original cross, but a few back to Silkie breedings will make it pretty rare.
    Charlie is a splash frizzled Silkie & looks very nice. "He" looks more like a girl to me but the comb looks a little large so I could be wrong. Again, if toes, comb, etc. are correct, I would also definitely encourage showing this one.

    Sheri/Country
     
  5. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anybody uave buff sizzles
     
  6. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will in the fall. Keeping most for myself right now to increase my breeding flock.
     
  7. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a question when breeding sizzles what should the parent flock be so that most of the babies will befrizzled feathers
     
  8. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will want to breed your sizzles to smooth silkies (one of the results of breeding silkies to cochins).
     
  9. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and so how would u get the sizzles in the first place? and if u know anybody with some buff ones will u let me know im gonna look on the forums in a little bit i was interested in frizzles and buff silkies so i figured hey why not get some buff sizzles lol anyways thanx so much for all ur help
     
  10. TAMMACLEAN

    TAMMACLEAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cochin/silkie mixes. Dad was a silkie and mom was a Cochin. Can I breed these to my sizzle roosters? If so what would I get?
     

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