Breed most often gender mistaken by hatchery?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sew the Farmers Wife, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, was just noticing one of my ameraucanas tail if much bigger and fuller then all the others, made me wonder if the hatchery made a sexing mistake [​IMG]. I think i have seen at least 3 posts on BYC about someone recieving a male instead of a female, and I think they were ameraucanas.

    I know they can not sex bantams, but was wondering if there are breeds that have a tendancy to be mis-sexed by hatcheries? Just curious
     
  2. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, most of the hatcheries will tell you they are only 80-90-% accurate with their sexing........ It's a shame, I wanted mostly girls, but it is what it is, I ordered 25 bantams.
     
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Leghorns hands down..not 1 hatchery has gotten close to their 10% accuracy on every order I have made for them.Second EE's their Ameraucana's Right now we bought 5 EE pullets to fill an order without packing peanuts..3 are roos out of 5 may as well have taken the packing peanuts and saved me some money...same hatchery same shipment 3 of 5 of my brown leghorn pullets will be crowing soon..
    However,you don't have Ameraucana's you have EE's since hatcheries don't sell Ameraucana's [​IMG]
    Bantams are always sold straight run so you get what you get there
     

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