Golden comets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jmbickers33, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. jmbickers33

    jmbickers33 Just Hatched

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    Thinking of adding some to my flock...anyone have any reasons not to get this breed?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Red sex links (which Golden Comets are) are a great production bird. They have mixed reviews with regards to temperament and flock compatibility as well as longevity. What do you have in your current flock? What is your goal in adding the RSL?
     
  3. jmbickers33

    jmbickers33 Just Hatched

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    I have Rhode Island reds now...nothing serious with plans on flock..a guy locally raises them so thought I would try them!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    First question to ask him is what cross he is using to get the "Golden Comet" -- the reason being many people think if you get two GC from the hatchery and breed them you have GC chicks -- that is not the case. Be sure he is crossing red over silver (two different breeds of birds) to produce true sex linked chicks.
     
  5. BBB Becky

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    I have six golden comets. This is my first experience with chickens. They are about six months old now, lay regularly, have the sweetest disposition and almost never squabble.
     

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