Golden Comets: A Wonderful Hen for the Egg Business Project

Background and History

The Golden Comet pullet is one of the finest brown egg layers available today. They mature early and lay eggs of excellent size and quality. The hen is an extremely quiet bird, that seems to be able to withstand the colder, non-insulated, laying houses of the small flock owner, better than most breeds. The Comet is a buff sex-link strain. The chicks may be sexed by color, with the pullets being red and the roosters being white. When mature, the Comet pullet is golden red in color, but has some white feathers showing through in her neck and back.

Adapted from Mount Healthy Hatchery.

Chickens (Golden Comets)
Figure 1: Mature Golden Comet hens. Photo by RJ Brzozowski.


  • Hen: 5-6 lbs
  • Rooster: 7-8 lbs
  • Pullet: 5 1/2 lbs
  • Cockerel: 7 1/2 lbs


Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production

Egg Shell Color:


Egg Production:

Good; 250-320 eggs per year (estimated)

Country of Origin:

United States

Adapted from Cackle Hatchery.