••• INTRODUCING: The New Advanced BYC Chicken Breed Database & System

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, May 28, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    The Basics:

    New BYC Breed Pages

    Submit your own breed pages


    Detailed Info:

    This is one of the most exciting and biggest upgrades to BYC in years! For a VERY long time we've been wanting to revamp the BYC Breed Pages section of BYC, and we've gone way beyond what we originally set out to do!

    In our quest to create the absolute BEST chicken breeds database on the planet we knew we needed to consider the following:

    1) The BYC staff didn't have enough experience, resources, time, etc. to capture all the information for all the breeds.
    2) We couldn't have a free form submission like we do for the coop design pages
    3) We wanted to allow all our members to contribute. We believe everyone from novice to expert has something to share.
    4) Present the data in a uniform way which would allow visitors to sort the information and find what they wanted quickly and easily
    5) We wanted to combine two main projects, Revamped Breed Pages and Progressive Chick Pics

    So after a lot of time and money we've created a completely new BYC Chicken Breed System (BETA)!

    One of the key points to this system is the fact that there are two types of pages (Note: almost all the columns are sortable):

    Main Breed Pages - These are the "master" breed pages created by breed expert members. They will have all the history, stats, pictures, etc. on the particular breed:

    Simple Breed Pages - These are the secondary pages submitted by members. They may contain personal pictures, color variants, progressive chick pics, etc.

    Any forum member can create either a "Main" or "Simple" page visit this link:

    Here is an example of how you'd navigate the system.

    Starting out at the Main Breed Index: https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-chart

    You could click on the Modern Game image which takes you to the "Main Page" for the breed: https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/modern_game/23006

    there you could either:

    1) Click on one of the thumbnail images:


    2) Click on one of the "Simple" breed pages at the bottom of the page https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/modern_game/chicken/40

    that we've done the easy part ( [​IMG] ) we need you to help with the hard part: BEGIN SUBMITTING PAGES!!!

    As a bit of an incentive, for every approved (by our staff) Main Breed Page that is submitted, you will receive a special 3 Month Golden Feather Membership to use for yourself or give as a gift to a friend.

    Also, if you know breed experts, please encourage them to contribute to the pages!

    We've done a LOT of testing to the system, but this is still the BETA / version 1.0. We're sure there are still bugs to be found. PLEASE reply to this thread and provide us with feedback on things like:

    Bugs / Error Messages
    Organization of the data
    Position of the data and images
    Colors / Themes
    Anything else you think will make this system even better!

    Thanks in advance for your feedback and page submissions. We know that as we work together as the largest chicken community in the World can create the absolute best resource for chicken breed information anywhere!

    No More Empty Nest likes this.
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    [​IMG] For proggressive pics, should they just be quality birds, or can hatchery birds that don't quite fit standard (leg color, stray marks) It's sorta odd bc you want pics to be accurate, but helpful, so I'd figure I'd ask
  3. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Zahboo. I think those would be helpful to people who are into showing their birds. If the correct photo of what the standard is is on the main page for the breed, then pictures showing faults posted on the supplemental pages could be compared so people know what to look for to improve their own birds.

    Excellent idea in my opinion.
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Wow, you guys, this is amazing! [​IMG]
  5. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    This is soooo cool!!! [​IMG] Thanks Nifty and all the staff!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    This is going to be amazing as it progesses!!

    BYC staff is awesome [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Don't you think size shoud reflect "Large fowl" or "bantam" since "standard" is a misnomer as I understand it, actually referring to the fact that it meets breed standards? I realize that alot of people use it this way, but it seemd like we could help that by using correct terminology on the main breed pages.
  8. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Oct 23, 2008
    Northwestern Minnesota
    Thank you sooooo much for creating this! All the hard work done by everyone on this site is always appreciated, but this is like, UBER appreciated! Hooray!!!!
  9. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    [​IMG] This will be very helpful
  10. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    Egg-cellent!!! [​IMG]

    Quote:There is a comment field for the pictures, so conformation comments can be included on each photo.

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