Gold Comets? What do you know?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenkerri, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    A local breeder is offering these started pullets but I've never heard of them. Does anyone have these or know about them? I know they're a "hybrid".

    Thanks!
     
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If You want eggs they are the best layers of brown eggs that are avaible. Yes they are a hybred called red sexlinked. They go by a couple names .I happen to have Isa Browns myself.They also are very gentle birds not flighty. I have three that have laid 3 eggs every day this year. Jumbo eggs
     
  3. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Golden Comets and they are great. Pretty, calm and lay like crazy. [​IMG]
     
  4. greenslope

    greenslope New Egg

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    I agree the Comet is a great one. Good for free rang as well stay close to the flock. And my two loved to be held as well.
     
  5. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2. They are very friendly, curious, and great layers. One is a little saucy and will even chase the squirrels away from the feeder. Smart girl! I recieved them by mistake - but I'm glad I have them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
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    There is a farm down the road who has them. I have never heard any complaints from the wife.
     
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a couple links...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-ISA_Browns

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

    They save hatcheries a lot of cash because they can easily identify the sexes VERY quickly, fewer complaints from customers, less shipping cost etc.

    Keep in mind, every hatchery has their own name for them. ISA browns, Golden Comets, Red Sex Links, Gold Sex Links, Cinnamon Queen mmmm,, I'm probably missing some, but they can be slightly different crosses, but those are brown egg layers, can be crossed with a Red Sire and a hen that's mostly white I think...

    There's also Black Sex Linked and California Whites, which are a different cross... Pretty sure the BSLs lay brown eggs too, but CaliWhites lay white eggs.

    [edit] they're quite hardy, good egg layers, but they don't breed true, you'll get something different if you hatch any eggs from them... I've had some of the Golden Comets from Mt Healthy Hatchery and they're very nice birds, but I preferr pure breeds just cause I can! LOL [​IMG]
     
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  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
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    I have 7 and they lay huge eggs.
     
  9. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two and they lay "JUMBO" Eggs every day. Double yokers just like clock work! Mine are real nice friendly birds.I ordering a few more this year.
    [​IMG] n-da-woods /greenslope and chickenkerri
     
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