Blue Red Bronze Project
My Blue Red Bronze birds are a product in the first steps of creating some Blue Slate Sweetgrass birds. In 2013 I bred a Lilac Hen to one of my Sweetgrass Toms. This produces a Blue Red Bronze Phenotype bird with a Genetic make up of (b+b1 Ccg Dd) I also have one hen that carries a single Red gene (b+b1 Ccg Dd Rr). These hens will be bred back to a different Sweetgrass Tom (yet to be chosen) for 2014. With this breeding I will get Sweetgrass (b1b1 cgcg), Blue Slate Sweetgrass (b1b1 cgcg Dd), and more Blue Red Bronze poults. From the hen that carries the single Red Gene I will also get some Blue Slate Sweetgrass along with a few Blue Slate Fall Fires (b1b1 cgcg Dd Rr) which should also be a very interesting combination.
The above Bird Also carries a single Red gene which when bred to a Sweetgrass Tom should also produce some Slate "Fall Fires". As well as some Sweetgrass and Slate Sweetgrass offsprings.
More Pictures and info to come!