Erm... how accurate is hatchery sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by akanalynnn, May 12, 2008.

  1. akanalynnn

    akanalynnn Out Of The Brooder

    I'm just wondering, as I bought a barred rock "pullet" and i noticed that at 3 days old, is already sporting a little comb... not sure how this works...

    What are the chances she's actually a roo? She just acts different too... Struts around and does lots of flying and leg streching (which is cute), while the others don't...
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    90%
     
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Most hatchery websites claim 90% accuracy, so it is possible you have a roo.
    Also, did you pick the chick up from a feed store? I've seen children putting chicks in the wrong bins as they play with the chicks, which could cause problems for future customers.
     
  4. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    I normally order chicks in a batch of 25. With McMurray, if I get any males - maybe 1 (perhaps the exotic chick?). My Ideal order of 25 pullets had 2.

    I think the previous 90% answer was fair. It does happen.
     

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