Golden comet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Riceville, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Riceville

    Riceville Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 30 golden comets and I was wondering what the chicks would come out to be And another question is if you bred some game chicken into them would they be more likely to go broody
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Riceville.

    Welcome to the BYC forum!!!

    If I understood your question correctly, you have golden comet hens and you are wondering what chicks would be like if you were to hatch eggs from the GC hens. Right?? I think that would partially depend upon what rooster you decided to use with your hens.

    Since one of the traits of GCs is lots of big brown eggs, that would be one of the influences. Let's say you used an Easter Egger rooster... Then you would probably get little easter eggers that laid lots of eggs. just guessing here....

    If you were to use a Game as the rooster, it would probably increase any chance that the chicks you hatch would go broody, and all the chicks would be 1/2 game and 1/2 GC genetics.
     
  3. Riceville

    Riceville Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm asking if I use a golden comet rooster
     
  4. Riceville

    Riceville Out Of The Brooder

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    Also thanks for the answer
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    "Golden Comet" is more or less a trade name for a given hatchery's gold sex-link hybrid laying hens. Depending on the specific hatchery that produced them they may be a simple two-way cross or a more complex four-way pairing. What this means is that your hens are not genetically stable nor is the rooster. If crossed again such as you want to do you will likely see characteristics of all of the parent or grand-parent lines that were used to produce them.

    I haven't kept Golden Comets myself so I can't say what they'd produce if you were to breed them back to themselves, but chances are you'd still get fairly good layers out of it and, of course, a lot of roosters.
     
  6. srd5757

    srd5757 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but why would she get alot of roosters?
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Generally speaking any time you produce offspring from animals with two sexes you are going to get two sexes of young as well. Whether it's chickens, people, killer whales, or kangaroos. The human species produces roughly a 50/50 split of boy and girl children and so do chickens.

    This is generally speaking of large numbers of animals reproducing. When it comes to very small numbers such as one hen setting a clutch of eggs or a few dozen in an incubator the ratio can be off. Sometimes way off one way or the other.

    But chances are there will be a roughly fifty/fifty split between males and females so if you want to hatch your own you had better have a plan for what to do with all the males that will be produced.
     
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