Are RIR Rooster feet supposed to be red?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SusanH, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. SusanH

    SusanH Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have a RIR Rooster who has red on a lot of his feet. It's down between the toes and the bottom of the foot. It's blood red but not bloody.

    Is this normal? The hens all have yellow feet and my other two roosters have a small amount of red, but the one looks really really red. They are a little more than 6 months old.

    Do their legs get redder as they get older? Could this be mites or something? I'm not sure what, if anything, to do.

    Thanks,
    Susan
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    RIRs and BRs both have some red between the toes and up the sides of the legs or sometimes on the fronts, on top of the base yellow color. If it doesn't seem inflamed or painful or the scales lifted up, it's probably natural rooster feet coloring.
     
  3. SusanH

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    Thanks so much, Speckled Hen! It LOOKS inflamed by the color, but there doesn't seem to be any inflamation or raised scales.

    Susan
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can see the red on my Dutch's feet here in this picture:

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  5. SusanH

    SusanH Out Of The Brooder

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    What a gorgeous guy! Yes those are the areas, although on my RIR it's much more and much redder. I appreciate your responses. I love my chickens and want them all to be healthy and happy! [​IMG]
     

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