I’ve been playing pokemon since the games came to the US. I helped spread it in my elementary school. I’ve bought almost all the games. I’ve played multiple nuzlocke challenges. And this is my luck: I’ve gotten one female starter. Ever. I’ve never encountered a shiny in the wild. I’ve gotten them from the story or from events, but never in the wild.
My friend, on the other had, didn’t even finish the original second gen games. This last semester I made him play through Crystal, Sapphire, Platinum and now White version. Three out of four of his starters have been female. And now while playing White, the very first pokemon he runs into is a shiny.