Monday, November 9, 2015

Frizzles & Sizzles

 My paint Sizzle rooster and a bantam white cochin hen. My rooster is the offspring of a Paint Silkie rooster and bantam white cochin hen. I like the way he looks and he is the head honcho of my bantam flock of sizzles.
 He knows he's handsome and struts his stuff proudly.
 This is one of my Paint Silkie hens. She's only a few months old here. Her sire was a Paint Silkie and her mama was a white Silkie I bought from Murray MacMurray hatchery, so I don't know more about her ( mama ) than that she is a white Silkie. I am still reading up and learning about 'paint' genetics but the breeding of the rooster and several white Silkie hens has produced quite a few paints for me and I am happy with them thus far. ( Going to keep the black hen from this crossing to see what she hatched out after being bred to her paint half-brother.)
 Here is one of my white bantam frizzled cochins. She is a good mama and hatched a passel of little paint sizzles. I am having so much fun with these cute chickens !  (MY Sizzles are chickens I get from hatching eggs produced by the breeding of my Silkies with Bantam Frizzled Cochins.)
 Mama frizzle with her chicks.
 Look at this crazy Sizzle. She has a few spots and wacky feathers. Love her !
I am learning a lot raising these chickens . I am set on producing Sizzles with spots ( paint) and Silkie skin coloring, blue / black. I have a few that already fit this description. My next project in the poultry pens will be to evaluate all my Silkies and Sizzles and narrow my flock down to what I want to keep and breed. Always something to do in the poultry pens !


  1. That would be so fun to raise chickens. I know there is a lot of work to it but as an old farm boy I really like seeing all these different breeds.

  2. I have this thing for chickens too. So cute! My daughter raises some in the hill country. Some are Frizzles, I forget what the others are. I work with pottery and I tend to make little clay chickens for myself. Having feral cats in our yard, raising them would never work for us. Your Frizzles and Sizzles are adorable.