Golden Comet

Hatching on July 15, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by July 18, 2024.

(12 customer reviews)


The Golden Comet is also known as Golden Buff, Gold Sex Link, Cinnamon Queen, and Red Star. This hybrid strain is a leader in the brown egg market.

Day Old Female$5.45
Day Old Male$4.72
Day Old Not Sexed$4.19
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The Golden Comet chicken is a cross between the Cherry Egger rooster and Rhode Island White hen. Its name was inspired by its beautiful reddish-gold color but is also sometimes known as the Cinnamon Queen, Red Star, Golden Buff, or Red Six Link. It has become a very popular chicken breed over the years due to its egg-laying capabilities and the fact that it’s very easy to manage for both farmers and those who raise backyard chickens.

Golden Comet chickens have become popular pets over the years because of their happy, docile temperament. Unlike many other chickens that require constant attention and upkeep, Golden Comet chickens tend to be very easy to manage. They are very calm and excellent with young children, which can come in handy if you would like to purchase Golden Comet chicks as a means of teaching your kids responsibility. Your kids will be able to handle their chicks easily, interact with them and learn all about their nature.

Aside from the Golden Comet chicken’s use as a backyard pet, many people utilize them for egg production. Golden Comet chicks don’t grow to be very large (hens reaching 4 pounds while roosters reach a total of 6 pounds), but they are still plenty capable of laying more than 300 large, brown eggs every year – that’s roughly one egg every day.

 Egg Color Brown  Hardiness Cold Hardy
 Egg Size Large  Broody No
 Egg Production Excellent  Hen Weight 4 lbs
 Personality Calm  Rooster Weight 6 lbs


Live Chick Guarantee

We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.

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  1. Cindy White

    Excellent layers!
    I ordered these birds early last year and once they started laying they have not stopped! I am so impressed. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Sharon Stricklen

    i received my chicks last Feb. I ordered this breed after seeing that they can handle the Alaska cold winter. by July the 14 hens were giving me a egg a day. i was very pleased with my hens.
    As soon as the time changed this fall, it was like a switch was thrown. they stopped laying. All late fall and now winter i am only getting 2 to 4 eggs a day. some Days none at all. They appear to be very healthy so i’m not sure what happened other than the colder weather. I might also add, this breed is very friendly. i pick my hens up, pet and talk to them each day.

  3. Beth Reilly

    Healthy Chicken!
    Pixie my Golden Comet arrived in great condition! She & her sisters are growing fast.

  4. Holly Childs

    sweet chick
    We ordered this breed and other breeds, Comet is so cute and sweet… they arrived alert and healthy! The Co. did a great job packaging them. My kids looove their chicks… so far so good!

  5. Naomi Murphy

    Great choice for layers
    Golden Comets are great if you want a friendly bird and a great layer; usually 5-6 eggs a week for us. They arrived in perfect health. We live in Texas and they seem to handle the heat well. They slow down their egg production a bit during the winter, but that’s typical. Just means we need more! 🙂

  6. Debbie Vail

    Comets are the Bomb!!!
    I’ve ordered from Chickens for Backyards for 3 years and all chicks have arrived safely and in good condition each year. I love Comets since they are excellent layers, not too broody, and have color variations between the hens. They start laying about 6 months old and at first they lay some double yolked eggs, as many young chicks do sometimes. My last batch of comets I got 2 years ago are all still living and producing very well.

  7. David Leonard

    Great egg layer
    Ordered 4 chicks in the spring from Chickens for Backyards, including a Golden Comet. As a chick, she was the most active and curious of the bunch. She was also the fastest grower and the first to lay eggs, a few weeks earlier than expected. She has continued her excellent egg production. Overall I couldn’t be more pleased with my shopping experience with Chickens for Backyards!

  8. Stephanie Mackey

    Great Pullet!
    We ordered our chicks at the end of June and received our July 15th. Our Golden Comet, Anna, is one of our favorite chicks. She’s healthy, strong and is super peaceful and loveable. She’s the first one to come when you go near the coop and definitely leads her sisters. We are very pleased with her and would most definitely order again.

  9. Katherine Kaylor

    So adorable!
    I absolutely love my golden comet, amanda! She is so addicting and fun to watch! I still remember
    getting her as a baby chick. Now she is five weeks old and is already outside on field trips. She is such a big girl now and just loves when I pick her up. If I ever got more chicks I would definitely order from chickens for backyards again!

  10. Cassie Tucker

    My favorites!
    I really enjoy my golden comet hens, they have so much personality, and they are very friendly. All of my experiences with this company have been great as well, I’ll definitely order more of these fantastic chickens!

  11. Cynthia Lopez

    Love my new babies!
    Ordered 10 hens on 5/25/19. They shipped 6/12. I was worried because we are in a heat wave. They sent two extra, and all 12 are doing beautifully. Thank you for the excellent customer service and beautiful little fluffy butts!

    Next time I order chicks, it will definitely be from! And I’m recommending your site to all my friends!

  12. jwjw78

    My Golden Comets just passed 5 months old and about half are laying. These birds arrived healthy and are docile. They lay the most beautiful eggs I’ve seen!

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