Red Cross VS Golden Comet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EasterEgger101, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. EasterEgger101

    EasterEgger101 New Egg

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    Hi,
    My local feedstore is going to have Golden Comets and Red Cross chicks this Spring. The Golden Comets are bred from a Male RIR and a female White Rock, while a Red Cross is supposedly bred from a Male RIR and a female Columbian Rock. Would there be any difference in egg production or breed characteristics? It sounds to me like they would practically be the same bird besides having a different variation of Rock from the mother. Does anybody with more experience recommend one breed over the other? I will either buy one breed or the other, but I'm not sure which is better. Thanks.
     
  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are essentially the same thing, a red sex link. They should both be stellar layers of light brown eggs. I would get some of each.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty much the same.

    the chicks from the white Rock mother may be a touch larger, then again they may not, depending on the stock the hatchery uses. White Rocks were bred to be meat birds, true dual purpose, so they tend to run a bit larger than other varieties.

    The chicks from the Colombian mother may have some black ticking/Colombian markings when they mature.

    As to laying, they'll probably be pretty much identical. Temperament should also be about the same.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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