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Color chart??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by equusvilla, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. equusvilla

    equusvilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a chart with pictures of, labels and descriptions of the different colorings for each type of chicken??

    IE - coloring of a light Sussex looks a whole lot like the Columbian Rock.... which can drive a newby (like me) NUTS![​IMG]
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Both Light Sussex and Columbian Rocks are the same color, Silver Columbian.

    Here is a thread that someone started and I have several color explainations there and if you have any more you would like to know of, please post them on that thread . https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=420683
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I don't know a chart, but I'll help a newbie like you out:

    Light Sussex and Columbian rocks are the same color - Columbian. However, the difference in these two are that Sussex have white/pink legs, Rocks have yellow legs.

    The real thing I find people get confused with are Delawares vs Columbian Rocks. Both have yellow legs, both look the same, but Delawares are barred Columbian, making the black tips barred/speckled, not straight black. [​IMG]

    A lot of breeds have different names for the same color, such as "Dark Brahma" vs "Silver Pencilled Rock" - Same color, but since Brahmas in the US don't have a "gold" counter part ( Gold Partridge/Pencilled ) they just go by "dark" "light" and "buff" while Rocks have gold partridge, silver partridge (silver pencilled) and even columbian, which in Brahmas is called "light" [​IMG]
     
  4. equusvilla

    equusvilla Out Of The Brooder

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    "The real thing I find people get confused with are Delawares vs Columbian Rocks. Both have yellow legs, both look the same, but Delawares are barred Columbian, making the black tips barred/speckled, not straight black...."

    Oh good grief.. I am never going to get it all straightened out and believe it or not - I am fairly well educated and intelligent.. but the above paragraph could have been written in Chinese! ha ha
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Light Sussex - pink legs

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    Columbian Rock - yellow legs

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    Delaware - yellow legs, speckled tail and neck

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  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those are great pics for comparison. Those should be saved somewhere for others who have trouble with it.
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That "Dark" Color is another thing that can confuse newbies because Dark Brahmas are Single Laced Silver Partridge like you said, and Dark Cornish are Double laced Golden Partridge.
     
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That "Dark" Color is another thing that can confuse newbies because Dark Brahmas are Single Laced Silver Partridge like you said, and Dark Cornish are Double laced Golden Partridge.

    Yeah, that always confuses me as the Cornish and Brahmas are both called dark but yet their coloring is not the same. Thanks for that note on this. I'll try to remember it.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You really need the APA Standard of Perfection or the ABA Bantam Standard. They DEFINE the standards for each variety of each breed.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I hope you don't mind me piggy backing.

    Light Brahma - Pea Comb, Feathered legs with Yellow Shanks and Feet.
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    Columbian Wyandotte - Rose Comb and Yellow Shanks and Feet
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    Columbian/ Light neck feather rooster
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    Columbian/ Light neck feather hen
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    (Pictures are not mine and was found on the net)


    Chris
     

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