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Is "St. Run" the same thing as "straight run?"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lorikae, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Lorikae

    Lorikae New Egg

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    Hi all,
    I'm in New Mexico and want to order some chicks from a NM-based hatchery: Privett Hatchery. In lots of their links to breeds, it gives the breed name and then "St. Run" as if this is a lineage. I'm inclined to think it's code for a mixed sex batch. Can anyone confirm this? I've never purchased from a hatchery before, only rescued birds that need a home.
    Thank you kindly,
    Lorikae
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, abbreviation for Straight Run.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Yes, means the same thing; straight run, as hatched. Should theoreticly be about half cockrels and half pullets.
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:theoretically being the operative word there... straight run is a crap shoot -- you may get lucky, and you may end up with 9 cockerels out of an order of 10... [​IMG] I've known it to happen.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:theoretically being the operative word there... straight run is a crap shoot -- you may get lucky, and you may end up with 9 cockerels out of an order of 10... [​IMG] I've known it to happen.

    Yeah, that's what I have had happen too. Strange, I've never got 9 pullets and one cockrell in a straight run order though. [​IMG]
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:theoretically being the operative word there... straight run is a crap shoot -- you may get lucky, and you may end up with 9 cockerels out of an order of 10... [​IMG] I've known it to happen.

    straight run is only fair if all the breeds you are ordering are not sexed at all. if they sell sexed...i.e. pullets,cockerals,st. run....don't do it, the hatchery sexes all birds, fill the sexed orders, then fill the stright run with whats left, if you want hens and cocks, order sexed of what you want plus one or two, just in case, its cheeper
     
  7. ck_dunham

    ck_dunham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:theoretically being the operative word there... straight run is a crap shoot -- you may get lucky, and you may end up with 9 cockerels out of an order of 10... [​IMG] I've known it to happen.

    straight run is only fair if all the breeds you are ordering are not sexed at all. if they sell sexed...i.e. pullets,cockerals,st. run....don't do it, the hatchery sexes all birds, fill the sexed orders, then fill the stright run with whats left, if you want hens and cocks, order sexed of what you want plus one or two, just in case, its cheeper

    No dought to that! The only way to get a true straight run is to hatch them your self.
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:straight run is only fair if all the breeds you are ordering are not sexed at all. if they sell sexed...i.e. pullets,cockerals,st. run....don't do it, the hatchery sexes all birds, fill the sexed orders, then fill the stright run with whats left, if you want hens and cocks, order sexed of what you want plus one or two, just in case, its cheeper

    No dought to that! The only way to get a true straight run is to hatch them your self.

    and even then, you can still get all boy's or all girl's. my hatch for MF d'Uccle I got all pullets (i was after a rooster [​IMG] ) hatching is just as much as a crap shoot. but its a lot funner
     
  9. Lorikae

    Lorikae New Egg

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    Wow, thank you so much for the information and experience, everyone! I'll take the tips into consideration when ordering...I'll order the hen breeds that I REALLY want as non-straight-run, and leave the less critical ones to fate.

    Thank you again all, so much!
    Lorikae
     
  10. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it means straight run
     

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