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Whats the difference?

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

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Songster

    Jun 14, 2011
    Can someone tell me what the difference is Sizzles and Frizzles?

  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    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.

  3. Time-Out

    Time-Out Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

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