Question about hatching Golden Comet eggs

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  1. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Golden Comet Rooster and Golden Comet Hens. I spoke to a lady wanting fertile eggs, she said that you can't hatch these hybrid birds. Is this true? Thanks ~Becky
     
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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yes you can hatch them, they just wont be sexlinked they will be mutts. (still very pretty though) I have both golden comet AND golden comet X golden comet hatching eggs in the incubator now.

    The golden comets are ofcourse sex linked

    but the golden comet x golden comets are "mongrels" someone told me they should look very simliar to a RIR
     
  3. mazdacrzy

    mazdacrzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read yes that is true. If I'm not mistaken you will end up with chicks that look like the either of the grandparents.
     
  4. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    How to get them sex linked?
     
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    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Sex-linked is their first generation that's why they're called a hybrid. You can get it a few several different ways.

    Golden Comets are from breeding an RIR roo to a White Leghorn hen, or another silver carring white or silver hen


    Edited to add: roo has to be red (so RIR or NHR), and the hen has to carry silver to get Golden Comets (red sex link)
    To get black sexlink the roo has to be RIR or NHR and the hen has to have the barred or cuckoo gene. [​IMG] Barred rock, or Marans for example.


    Golden comets the roo and the hens arent the right color to produce a sex link
     
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  6. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    So if I get a RIR rooster and a White leghorn hen I would have Golden Comets then?
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Rir Rooster X white rock = golden comet
    rir rooster X white leghorn = red star

    All red or golden chicks pullets, all rooster white.


    comet X comet = both color in pullets and rooster
     
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    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    i gotcha now - this is our first year, sorry for all the questions. I was a little confused. But I got it now. RIR rooster X with White Rock will get me a Golden Comet.

    Thanks a bunch.
    ~Becky
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeah what he said [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:Golden comet is just a name though some people call RIR x White Leghorn hen Golden comet as well. I do because thats what's normally accepted. I think of them all as the same thing. They dont breed true but are sexlinked by the same genes soo! LOL
     

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