Cheat Sheet For Progressive Chick Pic Basic Guidelines

By Guitartists · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. Guitartists
    Ok Folks, here it is, the "Cheat Sheet" for Progressive Chick Pic Submissions :D
    We're looking to compile a photographic database that will eventually be searchable by key words, etc in order to help people identify the breed and/or sex of their birds. We encourage ALL BYC members to submit photos for the project... you don't have to be a pro, just follow these simple guidelines. :D
    If you have a breed that you can follow from beginning to end, please let us know! If you only have a picture of a certain age... that's fine too!
    [FONT=georgia,palatino]Basic Guidelines:

    1) Must have breed, age, color, sex (if known) with submission.
    2) Use a grey or a contrasting color background that is as light as possible.
    3) Have one good side picture.
    4) Include legs and feet in picture.
    5) Have one good mostly front head shot showing comb.
    6) Have one good side head shot showing wattles.
    7) Minimum 800 pixels wide.

    Ages of pictures:
    1) egg (with a ruler if possible)
    2) birthday or one day old
    3) one week old
    4) two weeks old
    5) three weeks ??? *** we can skip this one week if you want... your thoughts?
    6) four weeks old
    7) eight weeks old
    8) 12 weeks old
    9) full grown
    If you need help with blurry pics... see here: Tips for Picture Taking

    Here are some examples of what to shoot for and what to avoid....
    Here's an example of a good shot.... Nice side view, whole body including feet.
    And a good shot of the comb
    Here are examples of what to AVOID......
    Cropped out feet and tail....
    Blurry image...... Turn on your Macro setting (usually a little flower icon) or step back at least a few feet...

    We are starting with some of the more frequently asked about breeds...... don't worry if you don't see yours on the lists! You can still submit!!! :D

    The public site that anyone can upload photos to is There is no password!
    For anyone not completely sure how to use the photobucket site to upload photos for this project here are some tips, and don't hesitate to pm kbobulski with questions.

    You need an account in photobucket, so if you don't have one already you will have to sign up. Sign into your account and then go to

    Somewhere on the left side it says add to favorites. Do that so you can easily find the site the next time you log into photobucket.

    Once you are on that site all you have to do is click the button in the middle of the screen at the top that says "upload now" and it will walk you through uploading your photos.

    No password is needed!

    Have fun!

    If anyone is putting photos up there for us to use please include the breed, color, sex and age of the chick in the photo's title.
    Please refer to the following lists for info.

    Team One

    Team Two

    Team Three
    Chirpy & kbobulski Guitartist & Portia Dawn419 & KellyGwen & Chickenboy8

    Modern Game
    Rhode Island Red
    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Jersey Giants

    Naked Neck
    New Hampshire
    Old English Game Fowl
    Sex-links and Stars

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