First off let me say that I have always received healthy chicks that are the correct species. Also they have always been on time and helpful if I have questions. They have sent so many extra birds, that the few chicks that have died out of probably 800-900 chicks, I am still probably ahead. But here is my question to y'all. Whenever I have ordered Breeds that only come as Straight Run (except for Cornish Cross) which can't live past 12 weeks. I have received an extraordinarily high number of cocks to pullets. Last year I ordered 15 rare and 15 top hats both specials that only come straight run and I received 32 bird but only 4 are hens. Two years before that I ordered 50 Cackle's Red Broilers straight run & again I received 4 extra birds but out of 54 chicks (all survived) I had 2 hens. The first straight run assortment I ordered 5-6 Years ago was the 25 assorted purebreed Bantams. I received 26 chicks & my best ratio of males to females with 5 hens. Out of 112 straight run birds I have received 11 females. I am not accusing them of any wrong doing just wanting to see If I am just that unlucky. On a side note out of the 100+ pullets I have ordered from Cackle I have never received any roosters. I look forward to hearing from you, this is my first post on this site and am enjoying reading the other threads.