what are the odds?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by that_crazy_lady, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Rose, OK
    About a month ago I got my first chickens after 4 years of being with out. I've get 9 chicks that came from the feed store and a EE hen. they had RIR and Barred Rock pullets, a batch of bannys, and some older str. chicks on sale. I was not at the store my mom was, she called and after a good 40 minute phone call "we" had picked out 4 RIRs, 4 older white chicks that had smaller combs hopeing for more hens then roos, and older blue chick.
    The more I thought about it, the more I thought it would be nice to have a RIR roo, and if I liked what ever the white ones were 3 to 1 or 50/50. The little blue one I did not care one way or the other.

    What I endded up with was 1 Blue OEG Roo, 3 Delawares at least one hen one maybe two roos, 1 hen {so far all white} and 3 RIR pullets and 1 roo.
    what are the odds of me have a rooster out of 4 should be pullets, I could see it if it was 15-20, but just 4. Now next year I can have some good table birds and some full blood girls to sell, so I'm happy. My guy is only 4 weeks old and already knows what he is [​IMG], he loves to lay right under the heat lamp like oh yea this is the life. but I am glad I was aready planing on a devided coop/breeding pens.

    anyone else end up with a rooster or roosters out of a small lot of girls?

    this guy is gona need a name???
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  2. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    Our first batch of 4 "pullets", 1 turned out to be a roo, our second batch of 10, 1 turned out to be a roo. On our frizzle st run, we got 4 pullets and 1 roo.[​IMG]
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Here's my extra rooster experience:

    6 straight run Buff Orpingtons: 5 roos
    6 straight run Barred Rocks: 6 roos
    4 EE pullets: 1 roo
    SS requested trio for breeding: 2 roos, 1 pullet

    It's worse than the legendary box of chocolates in Forrest Gump. I DO know what I'm gonna get...and it isn't gonna be what I wanted. [​IMG]

    So in my experience, what happened to you is pretty normal.

    Ah well, chickens. You can always eat the extras if you're so inclined.
  4. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    8 supposed to be pullets, one roo...
    But MPC was amazing and refunded the price as well as throwing in a free chick on my next order! [​IMG]
    It also helps that 'Luci' is my favorite.
  5. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Rose, OK
    well it kinda worked out the way I wanted this time, so wont be eating any out of this bunch, so long as the full size roos are worth breeding. if not yum yum

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