I didn't know there was a silkied Serama.
Is that the last pic? I couldn't decide if it just hadn't finished getting all of its big bird feathers or not.
Dan, forgive me for my lack of knowledge on your "Sizzle" breeding. Is this something other folks are working on too? It is very interesting.View attachment 35610
A really horrid picture of Marie but it does show what I wanted. Marie is a product of a smooth feathered hen split to silkied and a frizzle rooster split to silkied. Marie, of course, is a silkied serama, but if you look at her neck you'll see that she has some frizzle effect. I paired her back to her frizzle father and now have two of her chicks in a tub in the kitchen. I'm hoping they will be true "sizzle" serama; silkied and frizzle! View attachment 35612
Two of the Wigglebottom clan; Sassy on the left and Heidi on the right. Sassy had puppies yesterday but sadly only one survived-the other two were stillborn. A very sad day yesterday.
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Lilli and pups are doing great. We gave one of hers to Sassy to raise.
Thank you. Our dogs are very much part of the family.Sorry for your loss.
Yes, as I have seen images of sizzle serama on Google, but can find no information on what it takes to produce them.Dan, forgive me for my lack of knowledge on your "Sizzle" breeding. Is this something other folks are working on too? It is very interesting.
Yes, and with each dead puppy, Sassy became more despondent. For a while we worried we might lose her. Thankfully, the third puppy was healthy.[/QUOTE]So, they're calling them Sizzles and not Frizzles? A frizzle has normal feathers that curl-a dominant trait. Some would say I use the term, "sizzle" improperly as it's a breed in progress starting with a cochin/silkie cross that has the silkied and frizzle feathering. I use "sizzle" because it is easier than saying or typing frizzle-silkied serama, that has the same feathered trait as the cochin/silkie birds.
PJ can address this better than I can. It sounds like a genetic anomaly that popped up in Frizzle breeding. But the question then is, can a Sizzle and Frizzle be a breeding pair? Or does this go back to needing a smooth feathered parent? I know that frizzle/frizzle produces frazzle-not good. I am sure that sizzle/frizzle would have the same complications-so, yes, a smooth feathered bird needs to be used or a frizzle with a silkied bird. What will happen if the silkied bird has "some" frizzle is what I am doing and wondering about; in a couple weeks I will know as then those two chicks in the kitchen will be feathered well enough to determine if they will be "Sizzle-my version of it"
I hate your little girl lost her puppies. It's hard when they never got a chance to be a puppy.
Regarding Frizzle vs. Frazzle: If you took a sheet of paper, would you be able to sketch a few generations back? I bet you could sort it out and have some accurate trait predictors.[/QUOTE]Yes, and with each dead puppy, Sassy became more despondent. For a while we worried we might lose her. Thankfully, the third puppy was healthy.