Are "Golden Comets" the same thing as "Red Sex Links" ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Love my Critters!, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get so confused because every hatchery calls them something different. [​IMG]
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
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    I had the same question - plus if Stars are the same as Sex-links.
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea me to i do know that stars are a sex-link and i know they sure do look and act the same.
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are 4 different sex links.
    Black sex links (yep black stars)
    use a RIR rooster X a Barred Rock hen
    Brown sex link
    RIR rooster X a White rock hen
    Gold sex links (yep golden comets)
    RIR rooster X a Rhode Island White
    Red sex link (yep red stars)
    RIR rooster X a Delaware hen

    I have the combo for all of them. But My RIW are still too young. [​IMG]
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Cinnamon Queens too- New Hampshire Red Rooster over Silver Laced Wyandotte hens.
     
  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
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    Thanks for the info harley's girl!

    I love this forum - everyone is so knowledgeable and friendly and welcoming to those of us who have so much to learn!!
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I wanted to add that any black or red rooster over a barred or columbia pattern hen should produce a sex-linked chick.
     
  8. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the great info. That helps me a lot. I was told to get the Golden comets because they were good layers and are gentle because I have silkies that I don't want bullied. When I started looking to place my order I got all confused. [​IMG]
    Thanks again for all your help, I really appreciate it.
     
  9. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Gold Comets, and yes, they are super layers. I'm not sure if they'll pick on your Silkies or not, but I know mine don't pick on each other at all. They are somewhat shy of people, but that's probably because I got them as started pullets. As far as other chickens go, I used to have two Wyandottes and the Comets were afraid of them.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  10. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info thanks all. I have red star and starting to cross with Bard Rock that explains why most my chickens look like bard rock.
     

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