DOMINANT SUSSEX D 104 is an attractive coloured program reminiscent of the original English breed from the Sussex county, with the difference that our program is auto sexing resulting in yellow skin and runners, thanks to which it also better stores the yellow-orange pigment in the yolk. It is very popular as a final hybrid for self-sufficient farms in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Thanks to its attractive colouring, it is also used in the export of parent breeding pairs to Africa, Asia and America for the production of eggs in self-sufficient family farms. Capons are also used to produce traditional, highly delicious poultry meat.
The asset is high productivity, namely laying over 300 eggs, verified in cage-intensive farming conditions at a testing station. Light brown eggshell colour is characteristic. The so-called Colombian type feathers comprise black feathers on the neck, on the flight feathers and the tail.
This program is the result of cross breeding two Sussex-type Colombian colouring populations. The paternal population is fast feathering with the "k" recessive gene allele for feathering rate "K/k" and the maternal population is slow feathering with the dominant "K" allele. When hatching one-day-old chickens, feather sexing is used using K/k alleles, where a one-day-old cockerel acquires the dominant allele of this "K" gene from the mother and is slow feathering, while one-day-old hen gets a recessive "k" allele from the father and is fast feathering, which is evident on one- day-old chickens’ flight feathers.