They look pretty clean from here! The lighter color could be a difference in the breed. My black chickens have white feet, and my meat birds have dark yellow skin.
I remove the talons but it is not necessary. Kind of like when I cook a whole fish on the grill, I like to remove the fins... it's just a matter of preference but won't effect the flavor.
Good luck with them!
They are really good battered and fried.