Crossing a "Golden Comet" hen with e a RIR roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jteam, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. jteam

    jteam Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    Anyone ever hatched any offspring from a Golden Comet (Sex Link) hen and Rhode Island Red rooster? I know the chicks wont be sex links but wonder if they will maintain the qualities of the sex links otherwise.

    Worth the effort or should I just buy more GC's?
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Id give it a try, why not? You should get some very nice egg layers.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    That would produce a production type red. I think the decrease in production would be insignificant. The RIR, itself a production strain no doubt, over what is a hybrid of production strain Red over a production White bird. They'd be very nice indeed.

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