Rir

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by cornfed71, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. cornfed71

    cornfed71 New Member

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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?
     
  2. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    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!!! ;)
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Could he be a much older Roo?
     
  4. cornfed71

    cornfed71 New Member

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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.
     
  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Hate to say it, but I think I agree. Can you re-home him?
     
  6. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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    He is not RIR. that's my favorite laying breed
     
  7. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Let's have a pic Cornfed. Just because we like looking at chickens. :)
     
  8. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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  9. cornfed71

    cornfed71 New Member

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    The one on the left is my 'RIR' rooster. On right is one of my RIR hens.
     
  10. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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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.