3/8 cockerels...seriously?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suburbchick, May 14, 2016.

  1. suburbchick

    suburbchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a new batch of bantam chicks. I tried a different hatchery...chickens for backyards... and at 6 weeks I am pretty confident in saying 3/8 chicks I ordered are crockerels. 3 barred rocks appear to be Roos out of 5. That's a REALLY bad sex selecting percentage.[​IMG] Anybody else have experience with this hatchery? I should have stuck with MPC.

    The 3 in question are super grey and have significantly bigger combs. The 2 girls are way more blackish and have tiny combs....Grrrr.

    Thoughts anyone?

    Also, how to sex 6 week old RIR with pics please? Thank you!

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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    The birds in the first three pics are cockerels. The other 2 look like pullets. I've never heard of that hatchery before. Did you get sexed pullets?
     
  3. suburbchick

    suburbchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Argh. I was hoping I would be wrong. Yes, sexed pullets. I just posted my RIR chicks from same hatchery. I have no clue in regard to those chicks as this is my first time with RIRs.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 out of 8 and you ordered pullets. I'd be making a phone call for sure!!
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, those aren't good odds at all, but other than My Pet Chicken, I wasn't aware that any hatchery sold sexed bantams.
     
  6. suburbchick

    suburbchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they sell sexed bantams but, apparently, not accurately!

    From their website:

    Chickens for Backyards

    Bantams
    Subcategories (2)
    Bantams - Sexed
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    Bantams - Unsexed
    >
    Full Site | About Us | Terms | Contact Us
    Copyright [​IMG] 2010-2016 Chickens for Backyards. All rights reserved.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Are you sure they are bantams? Those chicks look a bit big for 6 weeks. To me, they look like Large fowl barred rocks.
     
  8. suburbchick

    suburbchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, positive. I have raised chicks for years just not these breeds. They're bantams! [​IMG]
     
  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard of them, but never ordered because their website looks sketchy.
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Ok, it's a bit hard to tell from the pictures. [​IMG]
     

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