Is a RIR w' white legs still a RIR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by krjwaj, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. krjwaj

    krjwaj Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Apex, NC
    All the photos I have seen here show RIR with yellow legs. WE were given a hen and told it was a RIR (and it does look like one) but it has white legs. Thoughts?
    Also, she was supposedly laying and hasn't since we brought her home about 2 weeks ago. Thoughts on that one? How can you tell if she's too old to lay?
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Good question.
    I would ike to know the aswer too [​IMG]
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    As for the laying, a lot of times (most of the time?) they will stop laying when they have moved and it can go on for awhile. The legs....I have no idea. Can you post a pic of her?
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    After a hen lays eggs for awhile, her leg color fades, and so does the beak color. It's just the way it works. I have yellow-legged breeds that someone might think had white legs because they are older and the legs have faded. Storey's guide even has a chart that tells what fades first and the progression of body parts that become paler as they lay more and more eggs.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008

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