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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jc17, Jul 23, 2013.
does any one know what type of rooster this is? i was thiinking american game fowl.
He could be a young one.
This guy's not an American Game bird.
I have a roo that looks very similar to your roo. At first I believed my roo was an Americana but after doing a bit of research and looking through archives of photos, I've found my roo to be a Golden Phoenix. Most just look at the feathers, but you have to look at combs too. The American game roo has very little comb, the Americana roo has a small cluster of comb, and the Phoenix has a large, jagged comb. All have similar feathering. However, the Phoenix can grow extremely long tail feathers. Below I have added some pictures; I hope they help.
This is an American Game Rooster
This is an Americana Rooster
This is a Phoenix
And if you look at more then just the feathers (which by the way would be only one of many things to look at when trying to figure out a breed) You would notice that the phoenix has a white earlobe. American games can come in a pea comb, modified pea comb, or even a single comb and some can have red or white earlobes and any color of leg. Most games tend to be dubbed, which is were the comb, wattles, and earlobes are cut off. It also helps to put up a picture of a true wheaten ameraucana rooster not and easter egger. Here's a link to the ameraucana club's website with pictures of how true ameraucanas look: Ameraucana Breeders Club - Home Page
I agree with Whittni, looks like he could be a young american game. I would recommend looking in the game bird threads in the general breed discussion section and see if they could help you out more. Good luck with him.
It can't be a phoenix b/c at least by now it should have some long tail feather that it should dragging with it. Its a young American game.