Ugly chick = Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maybejoey, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Has anyone ever noticed that when you pick out the ugly chicks from the store they usually are hens?[​IMG] The ones with the most coloring or patterns usually turn out to be males for me. [​IMG]
    To prove this in my own mind ( prove me not to be CRAZY) I went to the feed store and picked out 5 of the ugliest chicks they had, 4/5 turned out to females.[​IMG] Did I just get lucky or am I really just CRAZY?[​IMG]
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    SOLD

    All of the hens and 1 rooster to my neighbor.[​IMG]
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Makes sense to me! Most males in the animal world are more beautifully colored and more elaborate than the females so as to attract the ladies... look up birds of paradise on youtube... so interesting!!!!
     
  4. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sound right. I'll have to keep that in mind.
     
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Did you get them from a straight run? Feed stores order sexed pullets and when sexed its only about 80-90% accurate depending on who you ask. So tbh i just think you got lucky.
     
  6. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I bought them all from IFA and they said that they dont sex there chiks.[​IMG]
     

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