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

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    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

    Aug 19, 2009
    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

    Jul 4, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    I would have to say that in most of the cases where we hatch chicks we get more hens than roos.

  4. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    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

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'm on my third attempt with Welsummers. Have yet to get a hen [​IMG]
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    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

    May 10, 2009
    Vassar , Michigan
    My Coop
    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

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
  9. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008
    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

    Jan 14, 2008
    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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