Reading Time: 9 minutes. By Don Schrider — At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Such poultry can be very productive and useful for the backyard fancier but cannot be considered a breed. In other words, a breed breeds true. The advantage of pure breeds is that each generation of offspring can be counted on to look and perform in the same way as the previous generation.
The Happy Chicken Coop. The Golden Comet is one of the more recent hybrid chickens that has been bred for great egg production. The Golden Comet is a sex linked chicken. This is an important distinction as you will see. This is a useful trait for us hatcheries, as it means that the hens can be retained for laying and the males are unfortunately disposed of.