mistaken roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bluefeather2697, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys, i'd just like to ask if there are any cases of mistaken roo in orders in hatcheries? i mean that you ordered male chicks but it turned out to be a pullet? are there any cases? thanks. replies are appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Why did you get a pullet? I'm not sure that happens much but they will throw in 2 or 3 extra chicks in case some die on the way there and they will grab any breed any gender so they may have grabbed a pullet of the same breed but different gender. If you found a dead one that would make sense
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

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    I'm sure it happens, just like vice versa.
    Sexing isn't 100% accurate.
     
  5. ya
     
  6. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always wanted a leghorn hen but i never had one. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .

    here in our area, all the leghorn pullets are sent into the laying farms very early because egg industry is one of the most dominant industry here.
    they sell leghorn females but with the minimum of 100 pcs. because most buyers are businessmen. now, after sexing, the males which are
    considered 'useless' are sold very cheap instead of killing them. so here it comes, i plan to buy some males and im hoping that i will get
    mistaken roos, that's it. do you think will i get 1 hen if i will buy 10 males? what d'ya think?
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    It may happen but I wouldn't plan on it.
    I got some black leghorns from Sandhill as part of a package. 2 were roos and 1 a hen. She's a good hen.
    I still have her and she actually went broody once and raised some penedesencas for me.
    Here she is on the left.

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you going to do with the roos? Not a lot of meat on those guys.
     
  9. If you want non-white or white leghorn hens you can order like 25 from mcmurray or cackle or mypetchicken, all of those sell leghorns i believe unless you live in another country, just cuz you said pcs.
     
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  10. ChickenCanoe

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    The roos were small but still tasted good.
     

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