Wednesday, December 15, 2010
easter egger and golden comet chickens
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
The mixed breed "Easter Eggers" lay large and extra large eggs that can be blue, like the Aracaunas and Ameraucanas, but that can also be green, teal, pink and olive colored. "Easter Eggers" are child-friendly, friendly in general and hardy, as well, making them a fine choice for families interested in raising chickens for eggs. They are a medium-sized chicken, about 6 pounds in weight, and they are known as good egg layers, producing about four eggs weekly apiece. They are also winter-hardy and do well in confinemen.
IN my flock I have the easter egg pullets which I thought I wanted but now I think I perfer the golden comet chickens.