# What are my chances of getting a hen out of 2 white frizzle cochin bantams?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmgirl200, Feb 26, 2015.

1. ### farmgirl200In the Brooder

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Hi! I am getting new chicks(yay!!) in May or June, and I would like to know my chances of getting, out of 2 white frizzle cochin bantams, of getting a hen. They are bantams, which means I can't select rooster or hen because they can't tell. I would really like a hen though:/

2. ### OdeliaSongster

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Well it would be a 50/50 chance. Where are you getting them from? The older the chicks are the more likely you are to be able to tell gender.

3. ### farmgirl200In the Brooder

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Yeah I know when they're older I'll be able to tell. Well it's just a local farm supply store.

4. ### CrazyTalkSongster

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If they're actually straight run, the probabilities are as follows:

25% = 2 roosters
50% = 1 rooster 1 hen
25% = 2 hens

So you have a 75% chance of getting atleast 1 hen.

5. ### OdeliaSongster

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Life never seems to work out quite so mathematically even. I got 5 Isbars hoping for both genders...all pullets. Three Blue Bresse again hoping for both genders all pullets. Three bantam cochins hoping for pullets for my daughter to use for 4-H. One died at day 3 and the other two were cockerels. 12 Jubilee Orpingtons 5 pullets 7 cockerels. You need to have a plan for your unwanted cockerels if you buy unsexed day old chicks. Otherwise try to find a local source for what you want and plan on paying a bit more to get a pullet.