Golden Comet and Isa Brown

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hmkeea, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. hmkeea

    hmkeea Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me to understand this...the difference between a Golden Comet and Isa Brown? Are they both a mix of rhode island red? I have two chicks that I was told look like Golden Comets, when I bought them home they had a yellow body and mostly yellow wings, with the wings being white on the end. They also had a brown stripe down the back. They are now 2 and 1/2 weeks old and are feathering reddish. They look almost exactly alike. Do golden comet pullets and cockerels look different as baby chicks? My Isa Browns were completely yellow, wings and all, and they are feathering yellow as well. How would I tell the difference between an isa brown pullet and cockerel?

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  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden comets,are just red sex links.Isa brown is bred with different white gene hens.Red sex link rooster will be brown on the wings,and back,even black on the wings.Isa brown isn't sex link.It can't ve sexed at birth,and is pronounced as,red,brown,and white.
     
  3. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also,red sex link rooster is white everywhere else.
     
  4. hmkeea

    hmkeea Out Of The Brooder

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    My Golden Comets are both white ( but I see the white as more of a pale yellow), and they are feathering brownish red on the wings, neck, tail, pretty much everywhere. If I understand correctly, this means they are probably pullets? Thanks for response.
     
  5. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are both just whitish yellow,no brown stripes,yes males.
     
  6. hmkeea

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    The one on the far left, I was told it is a Golden Comet. The one to the immediate right I am told is an Isa Red.
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    This is an up close of the Golden comet. Is her coloring typical of a female? They are all a little over 2 weeks old.
     
  7. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a hen.I see no Isa brown
     

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