Golden Comet question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bradybrady09, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

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    I just recently hatched some of these and ended up with 18 females im just wondering if they are good egg layers?
     
  2. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are excellent layers and give a pretty large egg for their rather smallish size.
     
  3. HeartLunger

    HeartLunger Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Do you know at what age they begin to lay?
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    about 5-6 months they are breed from RIR and leghorns I believe both start laying around then and are steady hearty chickens I have 2 and they both lay a dull or mat (sp?) pretty brown/almost mauve egg.
     
  5. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are correct..on all points!
    They are egg laying fools..like leghorns!
     
  6. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
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    I recently bought 12 of these at TSC and was wondering if they breed true. I got 10 pullets and 2 roo's.
     
  7. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    i bought 2 from the assorted pullets bin at TSC and is it true that the hens will have strips down their back????

    Here's one of mine (they're identical)
    [​IMG]
     
  8. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
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    Yes, I was told they were the pullets. I hope so or I have 10 roo's and 2 pullets. I won't be a happy camper. I was told the roosters are the plain yellow ones.
     
  9. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yay! [​IMG] That's good cuz i probably already have to many roo's in the brooder and i need more hens!
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    To answer some of your questions:

    1. There are several combinations that can be used to make red/gold sex-links. RIR and Leghorns being one of them.

    and

    2. No, sex-links do not breed pure as they are crosses themselves.
     

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