What would you do ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ArcieSparks, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ArcieSparks

    ArcieSparks New Egg

    Jun 14, 2010
    I bought some Black austalop from people on cregs list that were allready laying . i saved up some eggs to hatch and i got
    3 different color chicks so after that hatch i hatched again and got about 4 different chicks . i really wanted black astalop
    chickens . now i have all kinds of chickens . GRRRRRR i still have there ph# ,should i call them and tell them they shouldnt
    false advertise or should i just forget about it ?
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    It depends on what rooster was running with them... Hens can hold sperm from several different roosters for up to 6 weeks.. It is anyones guess what that is unless they led you to believe they were only running with another of the same kind I would leave it alone as it puts you in the running for the Darwin Award. [​IMG]

    Good luck... I would ask them politely what kind of roos were running with the hens. Good luck!!!
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    If you bought and received black Australorp hens ~ you got what you paid for.

    If you want to hatch out pure chicks then you should have first checked what rooster they were with or waited a month or more and then mated them with an Australorp rooster. If you don't want the mixed chicks then sell or rehome them on CL. It is not the fault of the seller that you hatched the hens fertile eggs and got mixed chicks unless you spoke with them about it and they told you that the hens were mated only with a black Australop roo.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  4. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    I agree...unless some clear agreement was made with the seller for pure breeding quality birds bred with the same, you're stuck. Instead of immediately thinking ill of the seller, also consider that some folks just don't know any better. On my first attempt at purchasing chicks, I set out for Dominiques. Rather than going with a hatchery, I found a local backyard breeder for them. Turns out, my chicks are BRs...the guy just didn't know the difference and the chicks looked right to me at a few days old. I was plenty irritated, but the guy was just some farmer who thought that's what he had based on color. Who knew more than one type of bird was barred! [​IMG]
  5. ArcieSparks

    ArcieSparks New Egg

    Jun 14, 2010
    im sorry i fogot to say that i "DID" buy a rooster in the deal and they were sold to me as black australop .all i was asking is ,should i call the person i got them from and "kindly" let them know there falt . i didnt mean to ruffel anf feathers LOL

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