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cocks roosters

ive 2 hatches this yr,15 first 5 pullets 10 roosters,have 17 now looks like ill be lucky if i get 5 pullets,is it a yr for roosters or have i just hard luck cheers

Tadhg13
Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Hey tadhg,you were fair lucky I had 5 cream legbars all male.

Pheasant plucker
Saturday, July 11th, 2020

It seems that is 2020 thing, I have 16 hatched, I didn't look carefully but I guess at least 10 roosters

Adam1
Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Usually get more pullets with hatches later in the year I find

dabh
Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Its more likely to be the fact that the cock is not a pullet breeder. I have one here that produces a lot more pullets than cockerels ,1 clutch by him last year 19 hatches 15 pullets ,4cockerels. 1 clutch this year by him this year 18 hatched 13 pullets 5 cockerels. He is a copper maran cock.

nama-man
Sunday, July 12th, 2020

On previous years we would have said the same about our polish green legged cock. This year however we have 6 cocks out of 8 and a friend who got our eggs had 6 out of 7. The fertility was bad too. We both set 14 eggs. Could it have anything to do with his age or the time of year? He is 3 years old. We hatched in April.

Joseph lawler
Sunday, July 12th, 2020

I've 16 dutch bantams hatched out so far this year and I'll get 5 pullets from them. 2 batches, 3 pullets in the first and 2 in the second.

richj
Monday, July 13th, 2020


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