Roosters from Straight Run Bin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Araucana16, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chirping

    Jun 18, 2013
    Denver, CO
    I am getting 8ish chickens this spring and I'm hoping I can get a rooster.

    The feed store doesn't offer sexed males, only sexed females and straight run bantams. If I go with a straight run bantam, is it going to be the same 50/50 chance as straight run is supposed to be, or is it going to be the 80% chance that straight run has become? Thanks.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Since most hatcheries do not offer sexed bantams, chances are that 'straight run' will really be straight run. There is no guarantee; however, that you won't get 80% cockerels.

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