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Selling young "Roos?" How can you be sure?

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So I hatched a bunch of chickens this spring. (Welsummer, Delaware, Moran, Amerucanas, Olive Eggers, and Silkies.) Now comes the hard part...selling the Roos then wielding down the hens to what we will keep.

So here is my question. At 5 weeks of age, if they have very red and large combs is that a sure sign of a roo? I have at least one of each breed that has red combs at this age and want to get rid of them sooner rather than later to save on feed, but I don't want to accidentally give away hens.

Thoughts? Here are a few picks of the obvious (or I think obvious) Roos.






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The only obvious ones I see is the Delaware and the black one. I have a terrible time sexing my olive eggers. I'll let them go a little longer than the rest. Trust your gut. It's usually right.
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