Color Identification Chart

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by MichiganWoods, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I would really really really like to see a Color Identification Chart that shows you 3-4 images of variations within each chicken feather coloring. I've asked about what the names are for colors on my chickens before, but I don't think I've ever really received any responses. I think that would be a fantastic addition to the Learning Center.
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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Lots of stuff in the Learning Center is user-created content. We'd like to add more in the future...discussion about this is in the works.

    Could you get together with some other members and create a BYC page on this topic?

    I would suggest finding members who would be willing to take an up-close shot of their birds' feathers.

    When it was done, we could add it to the Learning Center.
  3. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I'll see what I can do! If anyone wants to jump in and volunteer to help, that would be fab. If not, I'll be scouting and sending out a few PMs next weekend.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Quote:Tell me what you are looking for, and I can grab my camera this weekend....
  5. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

    Feb 11, 2009
    Boise, ID
    I'll volunteer...... I have 70 or so chickens...... but I'll be gone this weekend..... We have birds Barred to Self, Cuckoo to Exchequer......
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Cass I have:


    The BSL is the prettiest, and the SSH is the coolest.
  7. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Hmm. We could do specific breeds, if color patterns are named differently from breed to breed. I think the main goal should be more trying to photograph actual colors and patterns. We could use whole bird images and close-ups of the feather patterns. It might also be helpful to list what the abbreviations are for each color. Took me a while to figure out what BBS meant.

    Barred, Self and Cuckoo are good examples. See, I don't know what Exchequer is, and only today did I learn about columbian coloring.

    Is anyone aware of a written list of colors and/or patterns out there somewhere?
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    How about this - I will take close ups and send them to you with the breed and you can decide the color. I really am no good at colors - I call things beige when they are really taupe or something..... [​IMG]
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    You guys are doing great!!!

  10. cyrixlord

    cyrixlord Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Monroe, wa
    If we are going to put together a chart, we need to have consistency in the pictures. For instance, Each breed could have a number of pictures, but they should all be of the same areas of the chicken. Maybe all taken of a pullet aged chicken.

    1 picture : full side shot of the chicken
    2. picture: closeup of neck/folded wing shoulder
    3. picture: tail feathers
    4. picture: a specific area of the body
    5. picture: unique feature of that breed (this is the only varying shot)

    each breed of at least 8 months or older could have those 4 (or whatever we agree on) pictures taken at the same locations on each breed of chicken. maybe i can make a picture and put rectangles on the area for easy reference or something.

    too bad i just have australorps. their color is pretty easy to determine [​IMG]

    pictures should be of the same sex, or we could do hen/rooster combos since some might have different coloring.

    what do you all think?

    we could have people who judge chickens chime in to provide colors information
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
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