What does it make?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by papadekaitlyn, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. papadekaitlyn

    papadekaitlyn In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2008
    I read somewhere that:

    Rhode Island Red Rooster X Barred Plymouth Rock Hen = Black Star

    (Not sure I'm 100% correct about that)

    My curiosity is what do you get when you cross the RIR rooster with a Golden Comet Hen?

    I have read that Golden Comets aren't a 'true' breed...

    Has anyone crossed these that could give me some idea of what to expect?
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    That's 100% correct. [​IMG]

    I've crossed a Buff Orp with a Golden Comet here are the offspring:



    A RIR cross would differ in that they would have yellow legs and probably a darker red color. They're great chickens, the female layes very well and the male is just gorgeous! [​IMG]
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    We just hatched eggs from a bantam RIR rooster and a standard BR. We ended up with 2 black stars and 1 BR (roo?).

    We also had a red sex-link with the RIR rooster, and it looks like we have at least 3 red sex-links maybe 4. Not sure yet, they are still getting their feathers, and this is the first time we hatched eggs. We are newbies.
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:A mutt combination, something approaching the RIR variety. You may see white appearing.
  5. papadekaitlyn

    papadekaitlyn In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. I am a newbie myself and my pullets haven't reached laying age yet, but I have been wondering about this every since I got my mix matched flock started...

    Good thing I am trying to get more layers and not specific breeds...


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