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2 weeks old --- any roosters?

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We ordered 25 (got 26!) chicks from Rochester Hatchery. We asked for pullets and one cockerel but they unfortunately were back ordered so we opted for just pullers. I am wondering if it's too early to tell if maybe we got an accidental rooster due to the 90% sexxing guarantee.

I will update with better one on one shots but here is a few pics in general --- close ups of some chicks that are a little bigger and attitudier than the others.
http://m.imgur.com/hoEBnTF,kF3XpMW,17Tnb6B,xkD9qu1,5AOqzgT,sFAeJQ3,yR9UPRS,XX3AikA,mM3AV7q
My first year of chickens so sorry if I seem ignorant-- I am!

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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post #2 of 7

you should probably end up with about 2-3 roos for that 90% guarantee, I don't see any, but pullets will be sassier than cockerels as chicks.

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All extras tossed in as packing peanuts are cockerels. They do whatever they can to get rid of cockerels. You have at least one, the extra. Any others due to inaccuracy will be slim chance. That 10% inaccuracy is an exaggerated number to make up for statistical small samples. It's closer to 1% inaccurate so that's 1 in 100 they got it wrong but somebody gets that cockerel. What happens if it's in a 10 chick pickup? It's covered by the 90% accurate disclaimer.

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-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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post #4 of 7

I grabbed 4RIR pullets from the pullet bin, and 1 roo from the roo bin I had him banded so I knew who he was, he ended up being a she, and one of my pullets ended up being a he. our feed store isn't the greatest but they are competent in sorting the chicks into the correct bin. not all hatcheries have that 1%, our feed store gets theirs from estes hatchery.


Edited by chicklover 1998 - 5/10/16 at 5:15pm
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Thread Starter 

I'm hoping for one or two roos --thanks for the response! If we don't end up with any cockerels in this group, we will try and introduce one sourced locally.

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

That absolutely makes sense! i definitely hope our +1 is a fella! the first two weeks have been incredible so far, I am loving these ladies.

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

Reply

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
http://m.imgur.com/a/9DXka Some more pictures.

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

Reply

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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