Wondering About Silkie/Frizzle combos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bubba, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you bred a silkie x frizzle then back crossed it with another silkie till it you got some offspring with double silkie genes and a single frizzle gene would it express as a silkie frizzle? Do the genes work against each other or symbiotically? Just wondering if anyone has any experiance with that. I know it would take several generations of crossbreeding and breeding to get the right combos, just wondering if it can be done is all.

    What if I tossed a polish in there to? Hmm

    I'm also thinking about holding down my jersey giants and letting a bantam silkie roo mate with her. I have 4 hens and with enough back crossing and line breeding I think I could get a giant silkie! With enough generations I think I could breed the large jersey genes into a silkie body type. My next goal would be to seperate the blue/black skin from the silkie feathers, if that can be done.

    Yes I understand that it would take at least 2 generations for the silkie genes to show themselves again.

    Bubba

    Please feel free to argue about genetics, just dont kill each other ok!
     
  2. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea if the frizzle/silkie/polish cross would work but im been thinking of it myself. so i hope it does.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm not sure if this thread is still alive. But i just found it while searching on frizzles. i hatched three eggs this summer that were listed as a cross of frizzle silkie, polish, japanese and mille fleur. Got one frizzled silkie looking girl with mille fleur type coloring. Another girl is smooth with a japanese look and mille fleur coloring, and a teeny top knot. Then my boy is darker coloring but similar to the japanese body type with a beard and top knot. Very interesting chicks. i can post pictures if anyone is interested.
     
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  4. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures Pictures Pictures I need Pictures!

    Thanks Airheart Im just happy to know you can cross them succesfully.

    Bubba
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    So glad you asked, i love sharing pics! First, here is Flotsen, the one that exhibits the frizzle.
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    . . . and another next to Carmen her sister.
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    Here is Flotsen when she was a baby.
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    Here are a couple shots of Carmen. She isn't frizzled, but has pretty lavender earlobes and a bit of a top knot.
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    Here she is next to Benicio, her brother. They are so pretty when they do their "tail up, wings down" stance.
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    . . . and here are a couple shots of Benicio.
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  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Some people refer to them as "Sizzles" and I have seen a picture of frizzle with real silkie feathering, very unique!
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    i wonder if Flotsen would be considered a sizzle. She looks silkie, but her feathers are like regular feathers except turned inward.
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I don't think so. A "sizzle" is supposed to meet the silkie standard but have kind of a "windblown" look. Flotsen looks like she's sporting regular feathers that are frizzled. They need to have the silkie feathers and have crests and 5 toes and all. But it's not like they are recognized or anything-so you can call her whatever you like LOL
     
  9. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some nice looking birds Airheart! I love the frizzle crosses you have. Carmen is also a very beautiful looking bird.

    Thanks Ksacres I will look more into sizzles, when I first read that I only thought of my grill fired up [​IMG]

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    PS Guess that purple/blue ear color is a dominate one from the silkie line huh
     
  10. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    They are pretty, huh? i'm trying to find a new home for Benicio, as we unfortunately can not have roosters where i live. i would love to get him into a home that will breed him and create some interesting varieties. He is the gentlest little guy with people, but put another rooster in front of him and he turns into a beta fighting fish.

    i'm just glad i got a frizzled out of that batch of eggs.
     

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