Anyone end up with a rooster when ordering a pullet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by spottedbear, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. spottedbear

    spottedbear New Egg

    Mar 4, 2017
    I am getting 12 pullet chicks from Murdochs who get their chicks from McMurray. I really want just 1 rooster! I was thinking about getting maybe 2 straight run chicks in hopes of 1 roo. Are the chances pretty high I'm going to end up with a bunch of roosters?
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Hatchery vent sexing is about 90% accurate. Some breeds are sexed more accurately than others. Typically, Easter Eggers are more often miss-sexed. If you purchase all sexed pullets, then odds of getting one or two males is about 10%. If you purchased straight run (unsexed) chicks, they could all potentially be male.

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