What is the difference between frizzles and sizzles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buugette, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    I have two Frizzle Seramas... and I keep hearing about sizzles. What is the difference?
     
  2. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Frizzled is simply the frizzled gene...

    Sizzled is a Silkie Frizzle....Silkie gene X frizzle gene....
     
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Thank you.

    Is it okay if 2 frizzles mate? I was told it would produce a chicken with very weak feathers.
     
  4. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It will produce what are called "Curleys" which have poor feather covering the body of the bird.

    You will need to be sure and add heat with a weather change as they have very poor insulation.

    On the plus side if you breed a Curley to a Smooth you will get 100% Frizzled chicks.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Frizzled is simply the frizzled gene...

    Sizzled is a Silkie Frizzle....Silkie gene X frizzle gene....

    Yes and not quite. Sizzles have all traits of a silkie EXCEPT FOR SILKIE FEATHERING. Sizzles DO NOT have silkied feathers; that would be a frizzled silkie. A sizzle has black/slate skin, a mulberry coloured walnut comb, 5 toes on each foot, a moderate crest, feathered feet and frizzled non-silkie feathers.
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u can breed to frizzle together as long the frizzle u are breed both had a non frizzle parent
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you breed two frizzles together, assuming each has only one copy of the frizzle gene, 25% will not inherit frizzling at all, 50% will inherit one copy of the frizzle gene and the last 25% will inherit two copies of it.
     

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