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I’m breeding Speed Boost Torchic and trying to get a backup female for my pokebank, but out of the 30 eggs I have hatched, 21 have had Speed Boost, 7 have been female, and none of those females got Speed Boost. Is it possible for MTorchic+Ditto=FTorchic with Speed Boost?

Not seeing anything anywhere that says it wouldn’t but that’s some weird odds (maybe my luck for getting females is eating my luck for HA?).

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Yes, I think you're just unlucky.
Only 1 in every 8 Torchics is female, so getting a female with anything is pretty hard.
Finally got it, then immediately got another. Up to 87 eggs with 2 speed boost females, 11 females over all and 2 shinies without speed boost.

Thanks for the answers guys

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The male Torchic must already have Speed Boost for this to work. However, since it is male, it has a substantially lower chance of passing the Ability than if it was female.

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This is accurate. Unless I’m mistaken, there shouldn’t be any link between the gender of the offspring and whether they get the HA either; in this case correlation does not imply causation.
Accurate or inaccurate?
Unless in changed in Sun/Moon, it should still be 60% chance for female to pass, and 20% chance for male to pass.  That's what it was in X/Y/OR/AS.
@Rex I agree with the answer. I’m just adding that in addition to this answer since it seemed part of OP’s confusion. (Note I’m referring to the offspring’s gender not the parent’s.)