If you are concerned that you might have received less than 90% pullet chicks, in your order, please contact us, and then fill out the form, below, to submit your claim for a refund.
Please upload/include pictures of any suspected cockerels (males) when you submit your claim.
Types of Sexing Which We Utilize
1) Color Sexing (Auto Sexing)
*Novogen pullet chicks
*Novogen cockerel chicks
With this method, color sexable chicks are separated at hatch based upon color traits and markings.
This is the most reliable sexing method.
Novogens, ISA Browns, ColorPacks, Dominant Coppers, Golden Prides, and Blue Plymouth Rocks, can be sexed by color traits.
Not all varieties can be color sexed, only those mentioned above.
2) Feather Sexing (Wing Sexing)
While generally less reliable than color sexing, feather sexing is a different way to sex chicks. Feather sexing is performed on feather sexable chicks immediately after hatching.
Feather sexing can only be performed on feather sexable chick varieties, it is not possible on any other type of chick.
The wing tips of chicks are examined gently to determine sex. Males (cockerels) typically have a double set of long feathers, while females (pullets) have an overlapping set of long and short feathers.
Feather sexing can only be performed immediately after chicks hatch, as feathers begin to lengthen and grow immediately after chicks hatch.
Sex cannot be determined accurately by this method once feathers begin to grow in and overlap (1 day after hatching).
Black Sex Links (Bovan Blacks), and AmberLinks can only be sexed using this method.
3) Straight Run
Straight Run, simply means, sold as hatched. Straight Run varieties are not sexable, because they do not possess the traits necessary to be sexed by color or feather pattern. Any type of poultry that we sell, which cannot be sexed by color or feather pattern, is by default, sold as a Straight Run.
Cornish Cross, Freedom Rangers, Red Rangers, White Bantam Silkies, Golden and Silver Braekels, all turkey varieties, and all duck varieties, are sold as a Straight Run only.
Straight Run varieties, as they are not sexed can contain any varying ratio of cockerels to pullets. We make no guarantees as to the ratio of males (cockerels) to females (pullets), with Straight Run varieties.