when can you tell sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aequidens42, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. aequidens42

    aequidens42 In the Brooder

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    I have 3 five-week old chicks, the mother is a silky bantam mix, the father is a Rhode Island Red. How soon can you tell which of these are hens and which are roosters? I see no sign of spurs on any yet, but I think those come in later?
    They're free range, with an extremely protective mother, so close examination is not possible.

    Angelica, Eliza and Peggy (clockwise) because surely names can influence gender? LOL
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    Interestingly, the 2 brown ones have the extra silkie toe and the feathered leg, the lighter one doesn't.
     

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  2. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    your last pic aint showing up…
     
  3. aequidens42

    aequidens42 In the Brooder

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    Working on it :)
     
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  4. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    And honestly when they are that young I can only really tell if they are boys or girls by seeing them in person and how they act… yea I'm weird… AND spurs don't really indicate if they are boys because girls can get them to and sometimes the boys don't even get them…
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I would post again when they were at least 6 weeks with clear pictures.
     
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