What breed is my bantam rooster?

Adriennesmom

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
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Monterey, California
Hello Everyone! I adopted my pet rooster "Rocky" at the animal shelter last year. He is an adorable boy
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of the breed of rooster he might be? Thanks!
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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Judging from what appears to be a partial crest I assume he's a mutt.
 

Adriennesmom

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
203
9
83
Monterey, California
Judging from what appears to be a partial crest I assume he's a mutt.
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.
 

CountryKitty

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 3, 2012
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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!
 

Adriennesmom

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
203
9
83
Monterey, California
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!
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.
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"!
lol Glad you were able to enjoy your own special guy. "Hot Stuff" is an adorable name. Love it!
 

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