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Golden Comet Created by BANTAMWYANDOTTE

Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:

I have six of these lovley hens and I adore the breed. They are very friendly and commonly follow me out of the coop. They are excellent layers of a rather large brown egg. The average hen is suppose to start laying at around 22 weeks and reach around six and a half pounds. They have a very high feed conversion ratio and the roosters mature so quick that they make excellent fryers around 25 weeks. The hens are most red with splashes of white throughout the body while roosters are the oppisite. Instead of white on red, the adult rooster is red on white. These chickens are the greatest members of my flock and make a terrific first-time chicken for any family. Golden Comets are considered "seldom-setters" but in my experiance they are "non-setters" because in three years with six Golden Comet hens, not one has went broody or even tried. The cause of this is because most Golden Comets are a cross between a Rhode Island rooster and a White Plymoth Rock hen. The father's breed is a "average-setter" and the mother's breed are "seldom-setters". This causes the Comet to be a "seldom-setter" , at best but this also allows the hens to produce eggs well into the late fall and early winter. These birds are very hardy and are excellent foragers. My hens take to confinment well but prefer to free-range. They are not only good layers and large enough to produce young fryers but when bred to a larger rooster, the chicks tend to follow the fathers genes and grow very large, while taking the egg-laying ability from the mother. I crossed my six hens into a Production Red rooster who weighs around twelve pounds and the offspring averaged about 9 lbs per hen and 11 lbs per rooster. The hens are as good a layer as their mothers. The Comet is also an excellent pet. If taught young and cared for by hand, the Golden Comet make the finest pets of all the breeds. They are especially good with children if socialized correctly. I recomend that anyone, wether new or experianced, add an order of Golden Comets next spring and I promise you won't be disappionted!
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This is my oddball Golden Comet. They're Coloration varies from hatchery to hatchery because some hatcheries use New Hampshire Roosters instead of Rhode Island Reds OR They usre a White Leghorn Hen instead of a White Rock.

Comments (5)

Our 4 Red Comet free-ranging hens have been very adept at avoiding hawks that have taken out our other breeds. Don't know if it's color or temperment, but they're survivors, also curious, good flyers and very good at feeding themselves. Ours fly up and peck apples off the tree, and have been spotted eating juvenile mice several times.
Hawks do get the red sex-linked hens also. I know from experience. Brandywine "Brandy" was killed by a hawk on Oct 21, 2011. Isa Browns, Red Stars, Cinnamon Queens, Golden Comets and Gold Stars are all red sex-link chickens. Brandy and her 5 sisters were/are all Isa Browns. They were my very first chickens. I only have three of the girls left, and they are almost 2 years old. Brandy was killed by the hawk; Patchie and Indy were accidentally killed my a duck who thought he was a chicken. Drakes are not meant to mate with hens. Ducky tore up the insides of the two. I now have only Brownie, Itsy Bits, and Spider of the original crew. I now have 39 laying hens, and 11 baby chicks. The babes are...2 comets, 2 RIR, 2 partridge Rocks, 1 leghorn, and 1 silver laced Wyandotte with a the possibility another RIR and comet from someone who may decide by the end of the week that chicks aren't meant for them. Then to top it all off I have 1 Drake (not the one who thought he was a chicken) and 6 female ducks, 1 dog, and 1 cat.
This is my first time ti want to raise chicks.I want as young as possable, Now I dont know which I wat I hope someone here can tell me.I want them to grow to large hens. Friendly, I also have a grandson. Now my queston, there are some wild freerange in my neighborhood.When I let mine out to forregfreely, will the join and group of wild birds,or will they come home when the sun goes down? Thank You
does anybody know what kind of hen this is; its gold colored, fluffy, with gobbles and a large comb
My little backyard flock consists of 4 right now. A golden comet an easter egger , a blue bell and a rhode island cross and my comet is definatly the boss but also is super friendly. She eats out of my hand follows me around and is the easiest to pick up. Her eggs come either 6 or 7 days a week and are a rich dark brown and can comfortably be called jumbo in size. I am thoroughly pleased with my first Comet.
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