Golden Comets

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hotwings, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went shopping for chicks yesterday with freebie at Tractor Supply and we got some chicks called Golden Comets. The girl wasn't very knowledgble about the chicks they had there and there wasn't a big variety. I guess a lot of places aren't carrying a lot of birds because they usually are left with more than they sell. I have heard about these comets and I googled alittle and they seem like a good laying bird. Is there anyone here that can tell us more about them. Thank you. I would like to add that the few chicks they had there were very healthy and the brooders they were in were nice and clean. They kept them in big metal horse troughs. I read where you could tell the comets by color and was relieve to hear we got pullets.
     
  2. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Golden Comets are a sex linked breed. Feathersite says a New Hampshire male with a White Rock (silver factor) female.

    I had some once upon a time. They were good layers and did not make trouble.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  3. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    They are very friendly, smart and awesome layers! I think you made a great choice!
     
  4. hoppychicken

    hoppychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Southern States CO OP had them this weekend also. They got rave reviews from the people who work there. They sold out rather quickly. I didn't know anything about them either, so I'm glad you asked. I wasn't ready for babies, so I did not get any. Good luck with them.
     
  5. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one she is a very lean looking chicken but her personality and egg laying ablity make up for it
     
  6. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    They can be exceptionally beautiful, with white feathers under the gold.
     
  7. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Hey Hotwings, glad you posted this. I just wanted to let you know, these chicks seem so much calmer than any other chicks I have had. They seem so relaxed and are doing great so far.
    I too think they are a good choice and hope to be very happy with them.

    John said he would give me some eggs if anyone goes broody. He has that polish rooster and that pretty one. They are both pretty crazy though.
     
  8. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    My neighbor has three Golden Comets, and they are really friendly, good layers, very smart. One of them waits on my deck every morning for a treat. She has me figured out for a softie!!!
     
  9. shylasgarden

    shylasgarden Out Of The Brooder

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    I love them! They are sooo friendly, much more so than my other breeds with the exception of my Silkies, and pretty to :)
     
  10. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My comets are very nice
    calm lay an egg a day even on the winter
     

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