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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jnr005, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. jnr005

    jnr005 Chirping

    Feb 10, 2016
    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.

  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    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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