I have 13 golden comets that I bought as chicks from TS. Almost all of them were laying by 15 weeks and have laid reliably since then. With the exception of one. I present to you: Useless the chicken. (don't feel too bad about the name because otherwise it's name would be 'Stew' ) Useless doesn't lay... never has. It doesn't squat. It's a tad taller than the others and it's comb is on the bigger side. Doesn't crow. I thought maybe it would turn into a rooster but it's now 9 months old. Wouldn't it more 'roostery' if were really a boy? I'm guessing it's just an incomplete bird. It's nice enough and doesn't eat much so it doesn't have any immediate date with the stewpot. Here's Useless (in the back) with my other somewhat strange comet. Only that tail feather is weird. She's a good layer. She's not real fond of the snow tho'. (can't blame her) Just thought I'd share.