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I bought a rooster at auction to go with my hens. But, my rooster has white legs and my hens have rich yellow legs. Can a pure RIR have white legs?
 

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I bought a rooster at auction to go with my hens. But, my rooster has white legs and my hens have rich yellow legs. Can a pure RIR have white legs?
Not likely a "pure" RIR....i've raised RIR's for many years, currently have Buckeyes (since 2002) and BOTH of these RED's are Yellow Legged!!! Never had a white leg in either breed so my answer is Nope, Not likely!!! ;)
 

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No, he is younger than my hens and they were hatched in March. Only a couple of them are laying. I guess I might have to get another rooster. I'm hoping to get a flock of pure RIR and letting only the best ones to reproduce.
 

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Yes, those are very very white feet. Guess your SOL on the breeding program, unless you just don't care that much. He's handsome though.
 
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