What are the odds of this.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Azriel, May 26, 2011.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 12 straight run SLW from the TSC the 1st part of April. The 1st day I got 6, then thinking that most would be cockrels I went back the next day and got 6 more so I would have a chance of at least a few pullets. Well, they are now almost 2 months old and I'm pretty sure that all but 3, maybe 4 are pullets. How's that for luck? I know the are "just" hatchery birds, but they are getting very pretty with very nice lacing, and they are all so sweet and friendly. I'm really very happy with them.
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats you got lucky! [​IMG] I bought just (1) sexed pullet to add to my broody and her one lonely chick and it's looking roo'ish....I'm so mad, cause I have 7 roo's now!
     
  3. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    I totally feel your pain! I too have experienced the straight-run blues. [​IMG]

    If I bought in pairs of each breed, one was always a Rooster. If I bought four, two were Roosters. It was so annoying; and one of the feed store staff claimed that the 'Ameraucanas' (Which were Easter Eggers, incorrectly labeled), had a '90% chance of being a Pullet'. Well, it was still 50/50 for me. I don't even know why the chances would supposedly be better with the EEs as opposed to the other breeds.
     
  4. aceintoledo

    aceintoledo Out Of The Brooder

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    We did the TSC thing also, pretty sure we got two roos and one of them came out of the pullet bin!
     
  5. DelilahJones

    DelilahJones Out Of The Brooder

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    We also took our chances at TSC out of a tank labeled "Amerucauna straight run" and got all pullets.
     

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