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bought ten female chicks, got 1 rooster!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by trunkman, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I ordered 10 female chicks this spring, I got them all in good shape. I ordered all females so I thought. Today one of the easter eggers was crowing like a rooster. I thought his/her comb was too red for a hen of 11 weeks.
    He turned out to be a very handsome easter egger with a fuzzy face with traces of black that make him look like he has a permanent smile, thus the name smiley! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Well since sexing is only 90% accurate and you got one roo out of 10, I'd say you got your 90%.
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I had the same average just about; I ordered 11 pullets and got 10 pullets and 1 roo. Ideal also sent 10 'packing peanuts' so we'll see if the average gives me 1 pullet out of the 10 peanuts! I think one might be but its still a little soon to be sure....

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