Red SHavers, GOlden Comets and Red Sex Links - Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gretchenhau, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 what I was sold as Golden Comets but after reading some of the stuff here and looking at the web, about personalities and looking at my roo and the red shaver roo, I am no longer sure what I have. The roo has dark on his wings, the other roo that came with him was all light, with no dark. The girls are rounded on the rump and haunches.The girls help with everything, including wanting in the house, they want to ride in the car if you leave the window open they are in, (never mess) they talk to me and sit on my lap. We want a few more girls and want them as friendly as what I have. ANy suggestions?

    We want a couple more to sit on laps etc. They are so much fun. When we walk around the property the girls walk with us. The Buff op, doesn't have much to do with us, and the cornish rex couldn't care less.

    If I breed what I think are golden comets to golden comets, they will come out golden comets right? We bought an incubator, but haven't tried it yet. How mature does the roo have to be?

    My young daughters want more friends for Carmel and Lovey.

    I know this is alot to ask about, but I am lost.

    Thanks for the help.

    Gretchen

    mom to 4 cats, 2 beagles (that don't chase my free range chickens, 4 cats, 9 ducks, 4 hens and 1 roo.
     
  2. pimpdaddywrinkles

    pimpdaddywrinkles Out Of The Brooder

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    golden comets won't bread true they are sex links. you will get birds that are all different types and colors.

    info from :
    http://www.schlechthatchery.com/chickens.htm

    SEX-LINK


    The Golden Comet has been widely acclaimed in all areas where brown eggs are preferred. The reason is simple - they are one of the finest brown egg layers available today. They mature early and lay eggs of excellent size and quality. An extremely quiet bird that is able to withstand the colder, non-insulated laying houses. The chicks may be sexed by color - pullets red and roosters white. The mature pullet is golden red in color, but has some white showing throughout her neck and back. The cockerels are very similar to the white rock size and with very little color around the neck, wings, and tail. Good bird to raise without leg problems.

    here is more good reading
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Link

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