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In general, the total kinetic energy in a multicomponent granular gas of inelastic and rough hard spheres is unequally partitioned among the different degrees of freedom. On the other hand, partial energy equipartition can be reached, in principle, under appropriate combinations of the mechanical parameters of the system. Assuming common values of the coefficients of restitution, we use kinetic-theory tools to determine the conditions under which the components of a granular mixture in the homogeneous cooling state have the same translational and rotational temperatures as those of a one-component granular gas ("mimicry" effect). Given the values of the concentrations and the size ratios, the mimicry effect requires the mass ratios to take specific values, the smaller spheres having a larger particle mass density than the bigger spheres. The theoretical predictions for the case of an impurity immersed in a host granular gas are compared against both direct simulation Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations with a good agreement.