when can you tell sex?


In the Brooder
Jul 28, 2015
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

Interestingly, the 2 brown ones have the extra silkie toe and the feathered leg, the lighter one doesn't.


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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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