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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mainely-chick, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Got a shipment of White Rocks peeps - hatchery must have sent a lot more than ordered, for temperature, due to the cold spell in New England?? Heard that they add males for warmth?? The added number seems to correspond to a pronounced red stain where their combs will be? Does that signify that they are males or do I need to still wait and see?
    Thanks
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Hi mainely-chick, welcome to the site![​IMG]

    I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong, but I believe one just has to wait and see unless they know how to sex a chick.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Red stain? They may have marked them for you. Sometimes they do that.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    How nice... They marked them! It's my understanding that they sometimes don't! [​IMG]
     
  5. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I never would thought of that? I looks natural but I will check with Hatchery? Thanks
     
  6. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a confirmation from McMurray - for those ordering?
    They do mark the extra chicks that they add for warmth
    and they are ALL MALES !!
     
  7. fowlfriends

    fowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh well please do let us know how big they end up getting, because I am needing to add some fresh new blood to my group of White Rocks - not yet sure where I will be getting them from.
     
  8. pueawjapygrta

    pueawjapygrta Out Of The Brooder

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    mainely-chick, how many did you order, and how many did they send?
     
  9. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    pueawjapygrta - got 14 extra males on an order of 30 females- excluding rare breed add on.
     
  10. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had got my chicks last Monday and the males were marked with a green mark, when my wife asked me why they were marked with the green I told her it was for St Patties Day:D
    She bought that too:lol:
     

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