Last choice... RIR or Golden Comet

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tororider, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I have the go ahead from my DW. I know I want an Aracuana, a buff orpington, and a silver laced wyandotte. My last choice is between a RIR and a Golden Comet. I want something that lays like crazy, the longer the better, has a good temperment, and will look good as a contrast to the other three chickens. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I say RIRs, I'm partial though--I have 6. they lay great, are very friendly and from what I have read, lay longer than comets.
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    If you want an egg laying machine, go with the gold comet.

    If it's eggs you want, sex links win out every time.
     
  4. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But do they lay as long as RIRs or do they flame out earlier?
     
  5. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *devil chicken whispers in your ear* Get both! [​IMG]
     
  6. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would love to but I'm already planning on getting one more than my city allows in case of a rooster or unhealthy chick. Trust me, I want more.
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    RIRs will lay longer, IMO. They lay just as well as a sexlink, I think. Can hardly do better than one a day, right? Also, I think they're much more attractive birds, especially if you get one that has the proper dark red coloring.
     
  9. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hrmm,
    RIRs are starting to be more appealing to me now. Hrmmm...
     
  10. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
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