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What does it make?

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

  1. papadekaitlyn

    papadekaitlyn Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
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  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's 100% correct. [​IMG]

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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Quote:A mutt combination, something approaching the RIR variety. You may see white appearing.
     
  5. papadekaitlyn

    papadekaitlyn Out Of The Brooder

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    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...

    [​IMG]
     

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