The Sizzle/frizzle gene is a fun one to work with. I started by crossing a
buff frizzled cochin to a buff Silkie. First generation was easy all the girls had blue skin (like dad) and all
the boys had pink( like mom) Of the girls 1/4 had the frizzled gene. Those I kept and bred back to another buff silkie. Out
of those I kept all with the frizzled gene and I was amazed in just this second generation I hit the jackpot and got a buff,
frizzled, silkie feathered, 5 toed, walnut combed, blue skinned, pullet!!
As with the showgirls you must never breed a frizzled to a frizzled as the feathers
will become all messed up an the bird will be half bald!! Always breed to a regular feathered silkie.
Although Sizzled silkies are fun to look at and useful for breeding they can not
be shown as they have regular hard feathers. Only truley frizzled silkies (with correct silkie feathering and all the other
silkie traits) can be shown.