Golden Reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KingFisher, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. KingFisher

    KingFisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. At the end of April I purchased eight chicks from a local farm store. The only information they could tell me is that they are called Golden Reds. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which breeds were crossed to produce this type. Here is a picture of the hens at eleven weeks old.
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    they are now eighteen weeks old and some have just started laying.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These chickens are also known as Golden Comets and Red Stars. It just depends on what the hatchery they come from wants to call them. [​IMG] They are a cross between a Delaware rooster and a RIR hen.

    WELCOME TO BYC, by the way!!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. KingFisher

    KingFisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome! [​IMG]
     
  5. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, they're prettier than any other Red Stars I've ever seen! Where'd you get them?
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Look just like our Red X Link Rita. Delaware x RIR indeed!
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    The male has to be the red one for the sex linking to work.

    I don't think there is a way to know which particular breeds were used unless you contact the hatchery, even they may not know. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your girls, you're going to love them. Mine are so snuggly and GREAT layers! [​IMG]
     
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  8. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    I call mine Cinnamon! She is so sweet, she chatters to me, and sits on my arm! They are great! I have heard them called Golden comet, Cinnamon Queens, Red Stars, etc...fantastic birds, I cant wait for eggs! All the good from these birds!
    Tina
     
  9. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look exactly like my Gold Comets. They are rather pretty, aren't they? And if they're like mine, first-class layers, too.
     
  10. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :cool:Gorgeous birds!!1 I was just given a Golden Comet that is about 6 months old along with 3 RI's and 1 EE are currently still cautious of me but after 4 days they are beginning to trust me. U can't wait for "Goldie" to grow up and she seems like such a gentle girl

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    Goldie is the one on the right
     

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