Golden Comets-Hens, roosters, or its?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cecebell, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. cecebell

    cecebell New Egg

    Aug 12, 2008
    Hillsdale County, Michigan
    I don't have a picture of my chickens but maybe someone can help anyway?
    We hatched out 5 Golden Comets mid-May. Hen and rooster were both Gold. Com. We ended up with 2 brown chicks (hens), 3 yellow chicks (roosters?). Now at 3 months old, we have 2 of these that we can't figure out. While 1 of the white ones is obviously a rooster - crowing, large comb, all white - the other 2 are a puzzle. Their combs are much smaller than the other roo - even smaller than the sibling hens. What are these? Wrong-colored hens? Are chickens ever non-sexed? Are under-developed combs common? ????????
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I'm no expert, but since nobody else has answered your question, I'll give it a try.

    Golden Comets are hybrids, I'm guessing a cross between a Rhode Island Red cock and a Rhode Island White hen. When you cross red cock and a certain type of white hen, that is where the sex-linked color traits come in.

    When you cross two hybrids, however, it's anyone's guess what the offspring will turn out to be. They white ones might all be males, but they might not.

    Never fear, they should start crowing soon. [​IMG]

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