I did so well sexing my now adult brahmas. Had them all sexed correctly by 5 weeks old. Now I have 31 chicks in the brooder, 18 meat birds and 13 layer chicks. If I go by my original assumption I only have 4 cockerels out of the 18 meat birds and I don't think anyone can get that lucky. I think some of the meaties are cockerels incognito. That leaves me with the layer chicks to sex. All are supposed to be pullets, but I know for sure that one of the turkens is a cockerel. But wait! Another one of the turkens looks "roo-ish" but not quite as roo-ish as the definite roo. Then there's the salmon faverolles. I was told black on the chest is male. One has the black on the chest, just developing. Were the sexers at Ideal just having a really bad day??? So far both of the speckled sussex and the two EEs look like pullets. The silkies I go back and forth on. The one named Jethro I decided was a male from day two, but yet he follows my turken roo around while the one that is suppose to be the female "Ellie Mae" avoids the turken cockerel. So maybe I have those two mixed up. So when could you tell without a doubt on these breeds: speckled sussex, turkens, salmon faverolles, easter eggers and silkies?