Male/Female ratio

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bassbum2, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Bassbum2

    Bassbum2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    This coming spring I would like to try hatching some eggs to add to my flock instead of buying chicks. My question is, if I get a dozen eggs of each of the breeds I would like, how many males and females could i expect from each dozen or is that to small an amount to have any expectations? I plan on getting Ameraucana and Copper Marans if that makes a difference.

    Russell
     
  2. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There usually isn't a common ratio. Some people hatch 2 roos and 5 hens and some hatch 5 roos 2 hens or they might hatch 50/50.
     
  3. Bassbum2

    Bassbum2 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I figured but thought i would ask anyway. I will plan on doing a dozen of each and hopefully be able to sell what I don't want.

    Russell
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the ratio is 50/50. However, you may or may not see that in such small amounts of eggs. The ratios even out over 1000's of eggs, but one particular dozen could hatch all female, another all male, and another half and half. So yeah. You just have to cross your fingers and hope to get as many pullets as you're hoping for.
     

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