Erm... how accurate is hatchery sexing?

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

  1. akanalynnn

    akanalynnn In 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 Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    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. 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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