I am sooooo MAD!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by herechickchick, May 22, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    So I ordered baby chicks from Murray. Got them all alive and kicking. Well cut to 5 1/2 weeks later my Buttercup Rooster is a ding dang GIRL! [​IMG]

    How did this happen? I know boys get switched for girls all the time but the other way around?

    Has this happened to anyone else (ordered a rooster and got a pullet)? Oh and she is really cute!
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    6,026
    15
    263
    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I ordered two rosecomb brown leghorn boys and got one boy and one girl. [​IMG] I was okay with that, though. I'd also ordered four girls, so now I have five to go with my one boy.

    This was with a different hatchery than where you purchased yours. Sexing isn't ever going to be 100%.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:I know sexing isn't always accurate. I just think it is funny, you always hear about people getting roosters instead of pullets but never the other way around. Oh well I guess we will just have to order more. [​IMG]
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Adam, having met you in person, I can just see the expression on your face when you figured that out. Sorry about the switch up, but I did get a chuckle!
    Mandy
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I was funny Mandy. I have had Buttercup Pullets before so when he started feathering out in the barred pattern I thought well maybe the solid feathers com in later. Well now I am certain it is a girl. I was so excited because I have always wanted to see a buttercup roo in person.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by