I know it's supposed to be 50/50....

shelleyd2008

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But what really are the odds of this happening? I've had 13 pure mille fleur d'uccles chicks hatch here since November of last year. One of these died as a chick, and of the remaining 12 there are 6 males and 6 females?? Every single hatch has been equal numbers of boys and girls?!?

How odd is this?
ETA: I've had 4 hatches. The one that died was in the first hatch, leaving 1 pair; second hatch was 6 chicks=3 pairs; third hatch was 2 chicks=1 pair; fourth hatch also 2 chicks=1 pair.
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so far this year i have had more pullets than cockerals (so far!), hopefully it stays this way, i have been getting just about 2/3 females! except, of course, with my egg layers chicks
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I should be so lucky.
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First hatch- 5 roos out of 7 chicks. Second hatch-2 roos out of 3 chicks. Third hatch-too soon to be sure, but at least 3 maybe 4 or 5 roos out of 8 chicks. I don't know what I'm going to do with all these roos. Can't keep them all and don't have the heart to butcher them.
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I guess mine have about been even. I did hatch out only 6 roos from two batches of mille fleur d'uccles but the rest have had just a few more hens than roos or they have been even. Unfortunately, there are still several breeds in the pens that I just have one of
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i got ten roos out of twelve once, those were rirs, then i got two hens out of three silkies, then three hens out of four assorted bantams
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I would say that your results are atypical for such a small sample. In theory if you hatch large enough numbers the result should be close to 50/50. With smaller samples it can vary greatlt from this ratio.
For example: when I started with Red Bantams many years ago I got 3 doz eggs from a good strain. They hatched well-33 of 36 hatched. The hatch consisted of 29 cockerels & 4 pullets.
 

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