Several people are wanting to “make” some Frizzled Silkied Seramas, so here is my story of how they came to be…

My first Frizzled Silkied Serama came about purely by accident, even though it was “on my mental list” of serama projects! I crossed a smooth roo with a frizzled hen, and Voila!, my first Frizzled Silkied appeared, which was Blue Boy, currently owned by “muddyhorse” of BYC.

As a youngster…

Here he is full grown…

Without my knowing it, both parents were carrying the recessive silkied gene, and the moon-and-the-stars just happened to align correctly, and Blue Boy magically appeared. He has been the basis for all my silkieds and frizzled silkieds since. So, that's the easy way to start your project, just have one smooth and one frizzled bird (one male, one female, of course!) that are both carrying the silkied gene.

Smooth (carrier) x Frizzled (carrier) = Possible frizzled silkied + 50% Smooth + 50% Frizzled (%'s will vary)

Another way is to cross a silkied with a frizzle, which will give you half smoothes and half frizzleds, but they will be carrying the silkied gene. You can then cross one smooth and one frizzle from these chicks, and they should give you some frizzled silkieds, since they will carry the silkied gene! After that, crossing one of these frizzled silkieds to a regular silkied will give you half silkied and half frizzled silkieds. The frizzle gene is not carried, so you can always return to producing “regular” silkieds just by not breeding any more frizzled silkied seramas.

Silkied x Frizzled = 50% Smooth (carrier), 50% Frizzled (carrier)
Smooth (carrier) x Frizzled (carrier) = Possible frizzled silkied + 50% Smooth + 50% Frizzled (%'s will vary)
Frizzled Silkied x Silkied = 50% Silkied, 50% Frizzled Silkied

You can see some examples of frizzled silkieds here…Chrissy (a mottled frizzled silkied), Blue Boy, and Tony.

My observation has been that the feathers on the frizzled silkied seramas, when full grown, look and feel more like “fur”, and the bird in general seems “fluffier” and “fuller”…Not very technical terms, but an apt description, I think! (Imagine soft like a featherduster!)