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#1 2015-03-22 19:04:32

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Pullet vs Cockerel Ratio

We finally managed to get a handle on sexing of our hatch this year.  They were hard to count moving around as much as they did, so one by one we took them out and gave them a good look see, banded them, placing them in a temporary bin till all were done then put them back together.
What actions with their bands.  They were falling over trying to get their own off and pulling on each others legs to the point we thought some of them would get dislocated.  :chairhide: We had to wait a full 4 weeks before attempting this due to their previous actions. :no no:

Well the results are in and we have 10 Pullets and 19 Cockerels :duh:  Not sure if this is everyone's average or not but we got 1/3 pullets last year as well.  May be it is the time of year :huh:

Two of the cockerels don't have a speck of brown of any kind on them. One is pure white with a little grey/black (pic 1-3), and the other is light and dark grey only(pic 4 & 5).  Here are a few pictures.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_3316%202white5_zps3xtjrbyb.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_3308%202white2_zpsafczr6sz.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_3345%202white6_zpsquafgijq.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/grey1_zpswlarrjyd.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_3324%202grey2_zpsv9vjev2h.jpg

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#2 2015-03-22 20:50:06

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Pullet vs Cockerel Ratio

Oh HR that is a lot of cockerel's :(  Well at least you got 10 pullets :thumbsup:

#3 might make a good potential for a Zillaria project :huh:

Wow #5 is really grey. Bet he will be pretty even though not standard colour or.......taste good???

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#3 2015-03-23 15:36:41

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: Pullet vs Cockerel Ratio

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Oh HR that is a lot of cockerel's :(  Well at least you got 10 pullets :thumbsup:

#3 might make a good potential for a Zillaria project :huh:

Wow #5 is really grey. Bet he will be pretty even though not standard colour or.......taste good???

Those were our thoughts also.  And yes we will get lots of good :eat: from all the males.

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#4 2015-03-24 02:19:35

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Pullet vs Cockerel Ratio

I am liking those nice thick legs! 10 pullets is wonderful, thanks for sharing the pictures.

XOX Monika

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