Do seramas normally hatch more males than females?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ginmary, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. Ginmary

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    Or is it just my luck.

    1st chick hatched by Serama females: Boy

    Next two Serama chicks hatched by Buff Orp: 2 boys

    Next two Serama chicks hatched by Silkie: Looks like 1 definite boy, fingers crossed on the other.

    so counting the dad I will have 5 or 6 crowing Seramas in the house.:he:barnie:th
     

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  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Small sample size, you've just had bad luck.
     
  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crossing the Road

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    x2 with Rae.
    It is kinda like if you flip a coin 6 times and it does not land on heads 50% of the time. But that does not mean the odds are not 50/50
     
  4. Ginmary

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    Yeah, I was just asking for others experience who have had Seramas for much longer than me.
     
  5. Chickassan

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    From seramas to turkeys it is always just up to luck.
    The eggs are male or female from the time they're set...buuut some females are prone to producing tons of males so you may have some rooster factories.
     
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  7. WVduckchick

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    I've had both heavy cockerel, and heavy pullet hatches, so yea just luck of the draw. Also could be coincidence, but I seem to get more males early in the year, then more pullets later in the season. Incubator and broody hatches both!

    I hatched 11 seramas last weekend, gave 3 of them to a broody last night. I "tried" to pick 3 pullets. :fl
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  8. Ginmary

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    Have you rehomes any roos? Is it easier to do with Seramas as opposed to full size breeds?
     
  9. Shamo Hybrid

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    They say temperature plays a role in gender, not sure if that's true or not. In my case I ended up with mostly females. Unless all the ones that died young were males.
     
  10. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Temp only has a bearing on how many make it to hatch.
    They are either male or female from the moment they leave the hen.
    Iv'e read that a low stress flock tends to produce more males. What sense does that make? None! :)
     
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