What exactly does "straight run" mean?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaybats, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my chicks in March....4 Rhode Island Reds and 2 that I can't remember for my life the breed (they were in a different bin). As they grew, I thought maybe the 2 might have been older because they seemed to be getting bigger than the RIR's faster. And the thingy on the top of their heads (gosh, the correct name escapes me!) and the wattle was much bigger than the others. THEN, one morning about 3 weeks ago, I almost dropped my coffee mug when I heard "cock-a-doodle-doo! Good heavens, even I know chickens "bwauk" not crow! I realized I had 2 roosters!

    I went to get feed from the place I got them from and asked how that happened.....the sign said they lay brown eggs and that they are good layers. The girl said the sign must have also said "straight run" and they could turn out to be either one. This just gave me a whole new list of questions! Can anyone explain more? Please?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Straight run means they haven't been sexed at the hatchery.
     
  3. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!

    Off to dig in to the new can of worms!![​IMG]
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    And the "thingy on top of the head" is a comb.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I like "thingy on top of the head". Let's not get technical with "comb". [​IMG] [​IMG] You did good if only 2 out of 6 were roos. My luck, 5 out of 6 would have crowed! [​IMG]
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah and even if you buy from the bin marked pullets you still have a fair chance of getting a roo.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! good to know.....I just keep learning and learning and learning....this forum is great!

    Dear Sir,
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  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This forum has the most knowledgeable people. There is NO such thing as a 'dumb question!' Seriously! Look around and make yourself at home!
     
  10. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the warm welcome....I can use all the help I can get...and I'm soaking up every ounce of knowledge from everyone who gives it so freely:)
     

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