I'm a little confused on this topic, so I hoped you all could help. I have read a bit about true bred orginal RIRs being rare, although RIRs are common. Can you tell/show me what the difference is (ie pictures?) I believe the show quality RIRs are very dark in color and do not have "smut"-black spotting. What characteristics are desired in show quality RIR? I am assuming that the RIRs that hatcheries and feed stores generally sell are not the rarer strains of ture RIR? Here are a few pics of my girls: "Coo-coo Karoo" and "Red" "Coo-coo Karoo" "Red" "Ugly Chicken"