We were at TSC today....I just needed some layer pellets. Yep, they had chicks, but I have eggs going into the incubator next week so I had no problem just looking. But what I saw made me crazy! In one bin there were only 4 chicks left, marked "Black Sex Link Pullets". Uh huh. So the employee walked up to me and said, "Chicks have been selling out fast. Better act fast if you want those little girls."
I just looked at him.. Seeing his name on his badge, I said, "Um, Jason - those are roos. All four of them."
He sniffed and replied, "No they came in the shipping box marked 'Black Sex Link Pullets' and I think the hatchery would know,"
So I whipped out my phone, signed in to BYC, found what I was looking for, and said, "See those white dots on their heads? Now, what does this say?" and I handed him my phone. He looked at it and then said, "Well, who'm I gonna believe, the hatchery or some blurb on the internet." Ooooo-kayyyy!
And I'll betcha those 11 puffy cheeked, chipmunk or yellow with charcoal smudges colored chicks with the stubby little tail feathers coming out are truly Auracanas, too, just like the sign says, right?