Are these blue splash Phoenix chickens or self blue old English bantams

Lark60

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I was sold a pair of chickens that were listed as 6 week old blue splash Phoenix. I heard the cockerel crow this morning and took a closer look at the birds. The cockerel has saddle feathers. I think they are not 6 weeks. More like 14 weeks. And the size is too small for a Phoenix. I suspect they are old English bantams. Can any one tell me if I am right? The picture of the birds next to my 10 month old Brahmas make them look like doves. The green hue is from the green tarp covering my run.
 

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Sorry life has been a bit busy lately...the rooster is splash. The hen looks white. They don't look self blue which is a uniform light grey colour. The tails are longer than typical old english. They might be crossed with them though to produce a different color of phoenix which usually come in golden and silver type colours.
 

VannahBee

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I was sold a pair of chickens that were listed as 6 week old blue splash Phoenix. I heard the cockerel crow this morning and took a closer look at the birds. The cockerel has saddle feathers. I think they are not 6 weeks. More like 14 weeks. And the size is too small for a Phoenix. I suspect they are old English bantams. Can any one tell me if I am right? The picture of the birds next to my 10 month old Brahmas make them look like doves. The green hue is from the green tarp covering my run.
I had a Phoenix and it was pretty small. I was sad when dogs got it. I with I could ha e seen it grown. But at 4 months it was a small chicken. Yours look like they could just be a smaller version. And the males (I was told grow a little slower then the female).
 

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