Whats the difference?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KalikoFarms, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what the difference is Sizzles and Frizzles?
    Thanks
    Rita
     
  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sizzles are a cross between the Frizzled Cochin and Silkie. Frizzles are a separate breed altogether, although the Frizzle gene can and has been introduced to other breeds. I have a Polish Frizzle. There's full information on both breeds on the BYC main site under the heading of Breeds.

    Hope this helps.

    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/
     
  3. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I understand it, the frizzle gene causes the feather shaft to curl back towards its root. The silkie gene causes and absence of feather barbs, giving them a 'hair' look. I'm guessing a sizzle is a bird with a barb-less feather which curls back on itself.
     
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