Making Blue Sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LocoPollo, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could anyone point me in the direction of how to bring the blue gene into birds? I want to make Blue Sussex [​IMG]
     
  2. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LocoPollo,
    There are two varieties of blues. One is the common blue which is the same as the blue Andalusian are based on.
    The other is self blue which is difficult to get in large fowl and is what is also called Lavender in the UK.
    The common blue you will have no difficulty into producing some blue sussex in a few years. Just try to find a blue of another breed that is very similar to your sussex breed. HS
     
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  3. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I could take any blue bird, like andalusian, and breed it with the ss, and then take the blue/black/splash, and breed them back to the ss over several generations to repurify it?
     
  4. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LocoPollo,
    It is not going to be that simple. A speckle sussex has a complicated genetic makeup. You may be quicker using a light sussex. You need to find someone on here that is more knowledgeable then me to work out the details. The speckle sussex will probably give you a lot of red to clean up to make a pure blue. HS
     

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