Golden Comet "pullet" feathering in white?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hokankai, May 30, 2011.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    One of our little Golden Comet chicks is growing white feathers on her wings...The other one is growing in feathers that look exactly like our RIR's feathers. Did someone have a big "oops" moment and give us a roo?

    Here "she" is:

    on the far right
  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
    I have a little goldeb comet. She loooked like yours when I got her:
    She feathered in with white feathers mixed into both her wings and tail, and her body feathered in reddish gold....very pretty. She is definately a girl now at a few months old. [​IMG] The various white feathers mixed in are normal for Golden Comets. Give her a few months and she will probably start laying you eggs. I'll try to post a pic of my girl as she looks now if I get a chance.

    Cute chicks by the way. [​IMG]
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    THANK GOODNESS! She is just so sweet and I was hoping and praying it was a girl, haha. That makes me feel a lot better!
  4. egg_tastic

    egg_tastic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    NC Foothills
    Looks like a Golden Comet to me.

    I have 3 pullets. They started feathering in white then red, red, red! They each have a varying amount of white. One has almost none, the other medium amount, and the last a ton of white.

    6 Days old (Bottom two are the same chicks in the next photo)

    2.5 weeks old (Chick on left is the chick standing on flower pot, Chick Right is on deck below black pullet in next photo)

    4 weeks old (one on flower pot and one in left corner)

    So you can see the start feathering in white then quickly get that red in. [​IMG]
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    You're fine as long as they have the caramel colored racing stripes down their backs. I have a large flock of Golden Comets, and ALL of them grew white primaries first. The red feathers came later in varying degrees. Some are almost completely red, some are half red with a white butt, and some are mostly white with a red head. That's what you get for having a hybrid [​IMG]

    You'll love yours, they're very friendly, inquisative, and laid back girls.
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    White comes in first on their wings. THey'll start turning more red soon!
  7. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    That's exactly what my baby did! But don't worry, since she was a caramel coloured chick she is a pullet!
    The sex-link roo chicks are nearly white!
  8. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    So glad you posted this I just got my first golden comet and she has white feathers that were making me vervous as I bought her sexed.
  9. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Mine looked like that too. Mine are about 13 weeks now. They are varying colors of red with white markings:)

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