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

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  2. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     
  3. Estancia-Arizona

    Estancia-Arizona Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have to say that in most of the cases where we hatch chicks we get more hens than roos.

    Don
     
  4. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should be so lucky. [​IMG] 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. [​IMG]
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm on my third attempt with Welsummers. Have yet to get a hen [​IMG]
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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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 [​IMG] .
     
  7. kassy68

    kassy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH.. I've got one better ..

    10 hatched, 2 died of my lav orps.... they are 5 weeks old.. 8/ 8 are roos.. what are the odds...
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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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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