Can Golden Comet (sex link) chicks be striped?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlelemon, May 6, 2008.

  1. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my order from Meyer Hatchery yesterday. I had a Golden Comet in with my order for my daughter as it is her "favorite", and ours was killed last year. Anyway, I have had Golden Comet chicks before and they were a plain light red/tan color with no markings. This chick has red stripes running down her back! Is this a normal occurance with the Golden Comets, or did I get a different breed by mistake? I ordered with a friend of mine who got a New Hampshire Red, and that chick looks the way I think a Golden Comet should look! Do you think the two chicks got mixed up?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Haven't heard of a striped golden comet... maybe they did get mixed up.

    However as an aside, I always find it hard to get two "matching" sexlinks if they are from different suppliers because the breeding parent strains can always be different. I want another golden sexlink too but I still can't find one of her particular breeding!!! [​IMG] All my new ones end up with red...as red sexlinks!
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some Golden Comets and this is what they looked like as babies...sorry if this isn't very clear, it's the best pic I could find of their backs. They are the two darker gold chicks.

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    Could you post a pic of your babies?
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! Completely normal! Here is a pic of my golden comets right after I got them two weeks ago. Hope this eases your concerns! [​IMG]
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  5. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is exactly what my red sex links look like. As a matter of fact...as they are getting their feathers, the color is off-white. Is that normal?
     
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, their wing feathers will start out with the white feathers.

    Jean
     
  7. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great! thanks so much.
     
  8. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Booming Chicks...here's what my Lucy (Golden Comet) looked like at 3 weeks.

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    You can see the white feathers on her wings and tail. Her gold feathers are coming in a lot now...she's 5 weeks old.
     
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    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are starting to look just like that. Thanks for the post!
     
  10. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between red ones and gold ones? I have one red...white feathers just starting to redden at the shoulders. She has the stripes too.
     

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