What is the best cockrel to put in with Golden Comets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Troyerbuilding, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Troyerbuilding

    Troyerbuilding On Vacation

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    I am fairly new at this, but I would like to make sure I do what is best for my flock. I read past forums and it gets pretty confusing. I have a flock of four comets currently, with four more comets on their way in the next couple weeks. I thought my girls might enjoy a man around the house. Don't they all? Just what type of cockrel sould they breed with?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Any type. Breed doesn't matter since Comets are already hybrids and you can't get any purebred birds. Just pick a breed that isn't too large for them.
     
  3. Troyerbuilding

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    Thank you so much. That will allow me also, to get peeps that will lay like the comets? We picked them for my children to learn responsibility, and we just love their eggs and personality. Couldn't be happier, just want to make sure we are not going to create "mutts" we will be discouraged with. Looks not so much as laying.
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would personally get a red rooster like a rhode island or new hampshire red.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have several crossbreed chickens and they are great layers.
     
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since you don't have to worry about sticking with a certain breed, you can pick a roo that is sweet and mellow, so you and your children can learn the joys of rooster ownership! Lucky you!!!!! Let us know what you decide.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you get a rooster from a breed that is more likely to go broody, you may be ale to get the offspring to do so. Cross-breed birds are some of the best--they seem to inherit the best traits from each breed, IMO.
     
  8. Troyerbuilding

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    Quote:What is your suggestion? I always get three opinions, at least. Thanks again.
     
  9. Troyerbuilding

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    Quote:Again, I will take your opinion. What do you feel would be best. Not trying to start a fight. Just wondering.
     
  10. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you live anywhere near Alabama, I have some extra Buckeye cockerels-- big mahogany bay/ red roosters. You are welcome to have one. Very nice breed, will hunt mice, protect the hens well, make unusual noises, even occasionally a roar. All the ones I have at this time were hen hatched & raised outdoors from day 1 by the mother hen so they are predator savvy as well (a bit more flighty than usual). All their mothers and aunts went broody, some more than once.
     

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