Golden Comets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicklovers, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. chicklovers

    chicklovers Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought at TS - all yellow with white feathers coming in.... Im afraid i bought 10 roosters!
    cAN ANYONE HELP ME?
    Obviously, i wanted more hens...
    Love this sight, thanks for any help i can get!
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    were they strait run?
     
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    If you bought them at TSC and they are yellow w/white coming in then you didn't get comets you got Tetra Tints.

    I got some comets and a couple tetra tints.

    Comets are more orange/buff colored w/rusty feathers coming in and Tetra's are yellow w/white feathers coming in.

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  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Golden Comets are sex linked chickens. The females have reddish down and the males have yellow down. It does not sound good to me. Sorry.
     
  5. packmomma

    packmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My TSC had a pullet bin and all the chicks had brown stripes down each side of their backs. They are feathering out the same sorta but one is a little lighter, the brown stripe isnt staying on that one. Here is a picture of mine. It was suppose to be a pullet bin so they better be!

    Here they are as babies

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    Here they are older. As you can see the one towards the bottom right is lighter now but still had the stripes as a baby.

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    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Chicks get mis-handled, mis-labeled and misplaced at TSC.

    BUT... yes, a yellow/white sex link is a roo. Pullets are reddish and often striped.
     
  7. chicklovers

    chicklovers Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Info... Thats what i was afraid of...
    Expanded my hen house today! cant wait to fill it up!
    It wont be filled with my roosters... They are going to take a little trip. LOL
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've seen lots of gold sex-link chicks that are yellow with white feathers growing in, they're pullets. Check out some pics, wait a while. I'll bet you have girls. Or, post a pic and let folks see them.
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    The first pic is the 6 Golden Comets I bought from TSC last year. (Their the darker ones, the others are Amberlinks) They were all pullets.

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    The Golden Comet is the one on the right. They were about 3 weeks old in this pic!

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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  10. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would this coloring count if they're mixed with something else? i have Golden Comet X Brahmaxsomething chicks. the one is yellow with white feathers coming in but the other one is black with a white chest...
     

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