o_o I tried doing that-- nay got a shiny. Mostly, I hatch starters until I get FEMALES (this can take 20-25 pokemon with the fail gender proportions-- these things would be extinct without Ditto-- I suppose this is why they are such rare Pokemon XD)
Because my first Pokemon was named, for instance, Daizy (Bulbasaur, yo). Kind of hard to name a male Pokemon that and feel justified. Although Wasser (Squirtle) and Blazdor (Charmander) were fine with being males.
I remember what I did to get all three starters. I got Bulbasaur on red and when I got Blue (finally) I transferred all my Pokemon over to Blue after grabbing my Squirtle so that I could resstart Red and transfer over a Charmander to my Blue. Then I used Red in a similar manner for all my friends-- play it until you could trade a starter.