black star and golden comets question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladrholman, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Just wondering ... I think the breeding for this "hybrid" chicken is barred rock and RIR. Can anyone point me in the direction of more information.... I know they also call the golden comets, red girls... Thanks.
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
  4. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Thanks rareroo and Celtic hill... Rareroo I can manage your link easier... I will have to sit and really read and try to remember university genetics for the other link. I have a buff orpington roo and a silkie roo and potential to get a barred roo. My hens are below in my signature. I really like my Red girls, love their personalities. I thought raising and breeding some of my own I may get stronger hens... I think I am having issues with ones I have from the breeder... they are raised on antibiotics and seem to be compromised when taken off them... have lost many ... thanks for the links.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    If you are trying to "create" a sex link what you could do is --
    Cross your Buff Orp Rooster over your Columbian Rocks you should get (sex-linked) Yellow/ Golden Males and Gold/ Buff Females now you can then take a F1 Yellow/ Golden Male and cross him with you Barred Rock Hens and you should get (sex-linked) Barred Males and Black Females.

  6. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    DH has black star/black sex links. He put his barred rock hens in with a RIR or New Hampshire Rooster. ( I can't remember which he is.) We have our second batch of black star/black sex links in the incubator now.
    The males have a white dot on the head when they are hatched which is how you sex them [​IMG] Also as they grow the males are barred and the females aren't.

    He told me how to do the golden comet/red sex links but I have forgotten. If you still need to know, I can ask him this afternoon.

    ETA: I *think* it involves Buff Orpington or SL Wyandottes or something or other. But NOT sure on that. He was telling me too much that day [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  7. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2009
    Vernon Parish
    Quote:Yes, and the same BO roo x BR hens will be sex-link chicks also Barred males/black-golden females. [​IMG]

    Happy hatching,

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