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post #1 of 5
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I read somewhere that:

Rhode Island Red Rooster X Barred Plymouth Rock Hen = Black Star

(Not sure I'm 100% correct about that)

My curiosity is what do you get when you cross the RIR rooster with a Golden Comet Hen?

I have read that Golden Comets aren't a 'true' breed...

Has anyone crossed these that could give me some idea of what to expect?


Edited by papadekaitlyn - 7/3/08 at 1:56pm
15 Gold Comet Hens
10 Barred Plymouth Rock Hens
1 Rhode Island Red Rooster
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15 Gold Comet Hens
10 Barred Plymouth Rock Hens
1 Rhode Island Red Rooster
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post #2 of 5

That's 100% correct. smile

I've crossed a Buff Orp with a Golden Comet here are the offspring:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/Jeweiser/BYC/Monty.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/Jeweiser/BYC/9-26-07001.jpg

A RIR cross would differ in that they would have yellow legs and probably a darker red color. They're great chickens, the female layes very well and the male is just gorgeous! big_smile

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We just hatched eggs from a bantam RIR rooster and a standard BR.  We ended up with 2 black stars and 1 BR (roo?).

We also had a red sex-link with the RIR rooster, and it looks like we have at least 3 red sex-links maybe 4.  Not sure yet, they are still getting their feathers, and this is the first time we hatched eggs.  We are newbies.

Luv our residents of the Hot Wings Stables- SilverDuckwing OEGB, Black Dutch, Black Orpington bantam, Blue splash OEGB, and lots of laying hens: Ameracauna, buff orpington, barred rock, buckeyes, and 3 roosters to keep them in line.   Also, 1 adoring husband, 2 awesome teenage boys, and 2 cats.
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Luv our residents of the Hot Wings Stables- SilverDuckwing OEGB, Black Dutch, Black Orpington bantam, Blue splash OEGB, and lots of laying hens: Ameracauna, buff orpington, barred rock, buckeyes, and 3 roosters to keep them in line.   Also, 1 adoring husband, 2 awesome teenage boys, and 2 cats.
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Originally Posted by papadekaitlyn 

My curiosity is what do you get when you cross the RIR rooster with a Golden Comet Hen?

I have read that Golden Comets aren't a 'true' breed...

Has anyone crossed these that could give me some idea of what to expect?


A mutt combination, something approaching the RIR variety. You may see white appearing.

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post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the replies. I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. I am a newbie myself and my pullets haven't reached laying age yet, but I have been wondering about this every since I got my mix matched flock started...

Good thing I am trying to get more layers and not specific breeds...

jumpy

15 Gold Comet Hens
10 Barred Plymouth Rock Hens
1 Rhode Island Red Rooster
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15 Gold Comet Hens
10 Barred Plymouth Rock Hens
1 Rhode Island Red Rooster
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