Whats the difference?

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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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