April 8, 2011

Golden Comet Chicks

Of the six new chicks I picked up a week ago, three were Golden Comet and three were Amberlinks. The Golden Comet hen produces a good-sized brown egg and the breed is tolerant of colder climates so is a good choice for Ohio winters.


These little gals, only a few days old when I brought them home, thought the kitty food dish was a nice place to snuggle up for a nap.

As they mature, the fuzzies will be replaced by feathers, but they should retain the golden brown color as adult chickens.




This picture seven days later shows them already feathering nicely.  They grow very fast and are already flapping wings and fluttering around their temporary home.





The gender of sex-link breeds can be identified at birth by their color, so these three should be female.  The Golden Comet pullet (hen) will be buff/red, and the cockerel (rooster) will be white at hatching.  (The white chicks in the photo are a different breed - Amberlinks).




I'm taking the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where I will post something from each letter of the alphabet on the corresponding day in April, except for Sunday, on at least one if not all four of my blogs. You can see my other blogs in the sidebar - More of Marie Anne.

12 comments:

Loki Morgan said...

I wish they stayed so little and cute! :)

Lyn Lomasi, LifeSuccessfully.com said...

Aww they are so sweet and cute! I can't have chickens right now (zoning). But I'm hoping to move where I can very soon.

Pixiebaby said...

What pretty little peeps! Brings back memories.

SJerZGirl said...

Congratulations, mama! How are the "old" ladies taking to them?

Amy Brantley said...

Chicks are sooooooo cute! I remember having one when I was little and then we sent it to live on my papaw's farm.

Langley said...

Look at these babies! Very cute.

Amanda Trought said...

Definitely gorgeous, lovely colours when they are chicks!

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Keep us updated.

(It's not letting me sign in, so I have to post as anonymous.)

Lana Bandoim

Joyce Shor Johnson said...

We are getting baby ducks this spring. Should be interesting.

Found you through A to Z challenge.

http://thewritejoyce.blogspot.com

Theresa Leschmann said...

My chicks are almost six weeks old and look like gangly chicken versions of teenagers. The yare so adorable when they're all soft and fuzzy.

Theresa Wiza said...

VERY cute. I got to watch chicks hatching at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, but that's the closest I've been to live baby chicks. I was so fascinated by them I had to be pulled away from them. To read my latest "G" post, please go to the top blog at http://myheartblogstoyou.blogspot.com/ – Thanks, Marie Anne.

ladydragonfly said...

They are adorable.