I've been so busy today....I was running around all day trying to find any chicks. I only have the two that hatched so I'd like to add a couple of more, but no place I checked had any. Well, that's not quite true...one place had a bin of Red Sex Links...all pullets...except they were all yellow, every one of them. I shouldn't have said anything, but I did. After I commented that if those were indeed RSL chicks, they were all roosters, the guy dismissed everything else I said. So I had to pull his chain a little. (I really need to pick up smoking again before I make enemies out of the entire world!) First he spent so much time trying to talk me into buying them, and then when I acted like I was considering it he took me over to the display where they had "chick brooder kits" on sale. I just looked at him and said, "It comes with a heat lamp?" He proudly nodded. You should have seen his face when I said I'd never allow a heat lamp in my house, garage or even in my yard. He sorta sniffed and said, "Well, you absolutely need to have a heat lamp. Chicks have very strick (his word) heat requirements." I told him I'd take the chick starter, the pack of vertical nipples and then asked where they kept their heating pads. I don't remember much after that....he shot daggers into me when I told him that's all I use. So I guess I'll order some. Good thing MHP is so quick to accept new babies.
Could they have been a different breed and been female? I don't speak chicken genetics but I'd be surprised if they had a whole order of roosters from a hatchery.
You don't need to start smoking, they need to educate their employees!