QUestion about Breeding same breed different color roo and hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lizrndiver, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question about sussex genetics. I have a beautiful buff roo and 3 nice quality buff hens. Until recently, they were they only eggs I was planned to hatch. All others were to be eating eggs.

    This spring I got a pair of light sussex pullets. One pullet was always bigger than the other, but in the last couple of weeks, one of the pullets has grown tremendously and the comb, wattles, and hackle feathers are looking quite roo-ish. The rump/tail is still fairly pullet looking. These birds are almost 6 months old. If I indeed have a pair of light sussex, then I have more breeding options.

    So here are my questions:

    Can I breed a roo and a hen that might be siblings?

    Would there be any benefit to breeding the buff roo to the light hens or the light roo to the buff hens?

    If I did and then bred them back would I get any percent of offspring as pure buff or pure light?

    Thanks,

    Liz
     
  2. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump. Anyone????
     

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