I am trying to find out both breed AND gender on these birds before I decide whether to keep them.
I am referring to them as Bird 1 (longer tail feathers, no spurs) and bird 2 (shorter tail feathers, small spurs). They are small birds. When I got them, it was dark outside and the gentleman did not know what breeds were what. I thought maybe they were bantam EE but once I saw them in the light of day I could see they are clearly NOT.
I have been told they could be Old English Game birds, Phoenix, or some kind of Jungle Fowl. In perusing this website, I saw some that look quite alot like these in the Phoenix breed info page. However, Bird 2 doesn't have long tail feathers at all, but does have spurs? If they have spurs, are they always roos? If he is a roo, could it take longer than a year to have longer tail than this? They are about a year old.
Can you tell anything by their combs?
Bird 2 Phoenix Rooster?
Bird 1 Phoenix Hen?
Bird 1, longer tail, no spurs
Bird 1 has longer tail feathers and no spurs. There is a flat dot on the back of one leg that looks like it *could* sprout a spur, but both birds are the same age so not sure why one would sprout spurs and one not?
Bird 2 has shorter tail feathers and has small spurs