arrgh, 5 roos out of 6 straight-run chicks (vent)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by patandchickens, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I got 6 straight-run Golden Campine chicks from a small canadian hatchery.

    As of last week (1 month old), 4 of them were crowing their fool heads off. Fortunately I found someone who really wanted campines, although he was actually looking for silvers not golds, and sold them. I kept one definite hen and one that I thought was questionable but that the chicken-breeder guy, when he came to pick up the cockerels, agreed was probably a pullet.

    The pullet crowed 3 times this morning [​IMG]

    So now I am emailing him to see if he would like one more, and if not I guess I will have to be putting up notices on feedstore bulletinboards after all.

    Sheesh! I know the odds are just 1 in 32, which is not THAT unlikely, but, grrr. I wish number five had at least announced itself last week and saved me having to do this all over again [​IMG]

  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Yeeps! Sorry to hear that!!!
  3. lknight

    lknight In the Brooder

    May 7, 2008
    Western Washington
    Don't you LOVE the way that works! I got 4 straight run from my neighbor, and 3 are roos! Drat!
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    At least you got a pullet. I got 5 straight run roos when I bought 5 straight runs last month. EEKS! Now to rehome them
  5. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    eeps!!!!! I bought 15 Delaware pullets and have one rooster.

    Bought 17 straight run Cuckoo Marans and 15 straight run Welsummers, because I wanted to be sure to get a rooster. I don't know yet if I got more than I bargained for or not. [​IMG]
  6. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I'm curious what hatchery you got them from. Was it "ROO"s R US" ?
  7. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Roo R US:lol:
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Do they take the roos that are left over from when they sex for pullets and ADD them to the other st. run chicks??? It'd be interesting to know exactly how they do what they do [​IMG]
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's a good reason for me NEVER EVER to hatch...cuz Goddess Knows, I'd incubate 20 and get 24 roos.
  10. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Do they take the roos that are left over from when they sex for pullets and ADD them to the other st. run chicks???

    I just wondering the same thing. Does anybody know?

    Well, I guess it could be a dirty little secret.[​IMG]

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