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What do you get when you cross breed Rhode Island red and golden comet? - Page 2
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Hi. I'm semi new here. I've been a new chicken owner since April. We have 3 golden comets (2 hens and a rooster) and 13 Rhode Island Red hens.
I'm resurrecting this older post because, as I mentioned above, our rooster is a golden comet. We have let one of our hens hatch out a couple eggs (only one hatched) and I'm curious if the breed of rooster makes a difference in the inherited genetics.
In this original post, OP had a RiR rooster and a golden comet hen. I have the opposite. Will that make any difference in what features/genetics get passed on? Will it still be sexlinked by color?
Guess I will do a follow up... here is the same chick I posted pictures of in November.
The mother is a Rhode Island Red, father a golden comet. I was there, physically present the exact moment the egg was laid, I marked it with the date and name of the hen.
I know for 100% the hen was a RiR, but this chick looks totally like a golden comet in coloring.
I wish I'd let the hen lay on a few more, so I could compare siblings.