Chicken Breeds : ‘Golden Comets’
Golden Comets are a hybrid breed bred for their egg laying abilities and at their peak could be laying 5 or 6 eggs each a week on average. Because they are hybrids it is not possible to breed Golden Comet chicks from Golden Comet roosters and hens so if you want to expand your flock at a later date with more Golden Comets they will need to be purchased.
Below is a photo of Keeping Chickens Newsletter subscriber Wendy’s 1 year old golden comets enjoying a treat of all the worms and bugs from under the flipped over rocks in their pen.
“I call this picture ‘Queen of the Hill’, my 1 year old Golden Comets love to run around the yard and climb a little, too.”
Golden comets are a brown-egg laying breed which have been bred from crossing a New Hampshire rooster with a White Rock hen. They are one of several crosses known generally as ‘red sex links‘ and can be sexed by the colour they hatch out as chicks. Golden comet male chicks hatch out white whilst the girls will hatch out more of a brownish red colour.
The video below shows six Golden Comet Pullets at a few days old.