Rooster Red Legs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Porterfive, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Porterfive

    Porterfive Songster

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    We have some young, about 5 month old, RIRs. We hatched many and have several roosters and one very dominant one, We call him Henry VIII. He is very aggressive with the hens (although some of them chase him off afterwards LOL). What we are curious about is his legs..the backs of his legs and feet are very red. Is this a sign of a Rooster on the Prowl? Just a thing with RIRs? None of the smaller, less dominant roos seem to have red legs? Ideas?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

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    Hi, this is normal. He's getting lucky, and they get red legs, and I don't know why, but the hormones must be surging.
     
  3. Porterfive

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  4. Michigan Chickman

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    Good to know! I have two RIR roos and have noticed the color of their legs change but didn't know why [​IMG]
     

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