What breed is my bantam rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Adriennesmom, May 30, 2012.

  1. Adriennesmom

    Adriennesmom Chirping

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    Hello Everyone! I adopted my pet rooster "Rocky" at the animal shelter last year. He is an adorable boy[​IMG] I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of the breed of rooster he might be? Thanks![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Judging from what appears to be a partial crest I assume he's a mutt.
     
  3. Adriennesmom

    Adriennesmom Chirping

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    Thank you for the information! This is very interesting. Rocky is my first rooster. I did not realize that he had a partial crest. I would love to know what his breeding mix might be. He is an incredibly sweet and gentle rooster. His hens adore him. [​IMG]
     
  4. CountryKitty

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    That very erect tail reminds me of pictures of Japanese bantams. As for a partial crest, I had a lovely fellow that had the same feature--he also had an extra rear toe on each foot--both the extra toes and crests are typical for silkies, along with feathers down the legs, which he also had.

    I agree that your lovely lad is likely that most beloved of creatures--the great american mutt. Hope he gives you as much pleasure as my 'Hot Stuff' gave me!
     
  5. Adriennesmom

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    Thank you CountryKitty for the great information! I have seen pictures of Japanese bantams and agree that his tail is similar. It is really interesting tht you mentioned Silkie roosters. Rocky has some light feathering on his feet. I will have to take a look at his toes. He has very long spurs on the back. Luckily, he has never used them.[​IMG] He is an absolute sweetheart! I can't imagine my flock without the little guy. Let's give a cheer for the "Great American Mutt"! [​IMG] lol Glad you were able to enjoy your own special guy. "Hot Stuff" is an adorable name. Love it!
     

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