Both are light in color and narrow in the back as they lead back to the tail. If you have to have one, the bird on the right (smaller comb) is a better speciman IMO, he is tighter feathered and appears wider in the front....with that being said, 5 months is too young for selection. They are no where near done developing. If they are Theri's they should have a decent build up front too them. The Urch stuff was good for that. What does the undercolor look like in the hens and the males you like?
I understand that 5 months is to soon to decide but I can't keep them through the winter so the butcher calls. Regarding the undercolor, they have the bar of slate and I appreciate MCM's efforts in helping me understand the necessity. I learned about the balance of slate versus black as we both encountered a lot of black this year.