Dumb question of the week.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BettyR, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at chickens on the Ideal website and found this with several breeds.

    Why?

    MALES OF THIS BREED ARE AVAILABLE ONLY IF THE FEMALES ARE SOLD.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    not a dumb queston because I dont know either lol
     
  3. greysandy

    greysandy Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw that a few days ago also. I have no idea if this is correct, but my guess is that they won't set the eggs to hatch and "be brought into the world as living things" unless the females are sold, since the females are typically wanted more than males, and the males are just "shipping box warmers so frequently."
     
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    I am not 100% sure but my guess is that the males are more popular in that breed and they can't get much females to go too so they want to prevent the shift on the scale for sexes in sales?

    I think...

    - Tommy
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    call ideal and ask them
     
  6. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    and post the answer please.[​IMG]
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:You would be correct! I wanted a Red Shouldered Yokahama Rooster and I had to wait untill the end of the season once all of the females were gone or almost sold out.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    How did the yokohama roo turn out? I'm thinking about getting a few straight run, but I want to make sure they're pretty [​IMG]
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:I sold him before he got to big (I decided to go with a different boy). He was looking nice, the red on his wings was a very pretty color. I would say get one.
     
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I think its because of the fact that they're "rare". People want the males, so they make you buy a female in order to get the male. Its their requirement.
     

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