I've heard of a white RIR a.k.a. Silver RIR. I was wondering if there really is such a thing and could someone please post a pic so we can see what it looks like? And before anyone thinks I live under a stone, I live in South Africa. We could until recently not get a RIR for sale anywhere. In fact, I've never even seen one in the flesh! I phoned the biggest hatcheries in the country (one of them mentioned the Silver Rhodes), but no-one breeds them anymore. They went "out of fashion". I really wanted to buy some RIR's as I heard good things about them, but no joy. We now have a breeder who is based about 650 miles from us and he is selling RIR's and "white RIR's", but I don't know what to think, as no-one's ever heard of such a thing around here. (I'm also cautious, because I ordered 100 "RIR" chicks from a breeder two years ago and received a box full of mixed breeds. That was a very expensive mistake.) A friend of ours is now planning on buying a lot of chicks from this guy, sight unseen and I promised him I'll ask you guys and let him know what you say, before he takes the plunge. They are really incredibly expensive. I've noticed that there are a lot of RIR owners on this forum. Please educate us!