Any truth to wive's tale...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    573
    1
    151
    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    .. that the first to hatch are little cockerels? I guess it is hard to confirm, because by the time you know what sex they are, who can remember which hatched when! But I was just curious if anyone had any info on this. Thanks!
     
  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Oh I hope NOT!! [​IMG]

    Makes me wonder though ....


    Edited to add: I was liking the thought that my babies are all girls...LOL
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    46
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Every chick to date I have ever hatched (save for one) the 1st in the clutch has been a cockeral. My last hatch speckledhen's egg from Meggie hatched out first. It's a boy.

    Only once did a male not hatch first - I had a hatch of 8 little orps and all 8 were females.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    My first hatched was a mutt that sure acted like a cockerel... named 'him' Pistol Pete...... but now 'his' name is Henny Penny and 'he' lays me a nice tan egg just about every day! [​IMG]

    She still acts pretty cocky though [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by