Color terminology

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hallerlake, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes in reading, I come across terms like porcelain or partridge to describe colors. I don't know what they mean. Is there a site where I can look this stuff up?
     
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    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    To make it even more confusing some colors are referred to differently depending on the breed. For instance black body with metallic green tail feathers and red markings is usually called partridge, like a partridge cochin or partridge rock. However, OEG people call it black breasted red. Silver penciled is sometimes called silver partridge or simply "dark".
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Until I saw the replies I thought you meant reading, as in books... fiction and whatnot.

    I have to google references occasionally, particularly when reading older books.
    Usually context clues help sort it out, but sometimes it's just plain goofy.

    OR if they refer to specific dishes, tableclothes, type of cut on clothing.

    Google is a beautiful thing.
     
  5. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did not find color definitions on this site., but thank you for the link.
     
  6. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, I meant when reading here in BYC. I've figured out what blue, and lavender mean, but not porcelain or partridge.
     
  7. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know as well as I do what will come up if I google porcelain chicken.[​IMG]
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    porcelain is a bleached out Mille fleur color straw, blue and a white tip

    partridge, is harder to explain because the boys and the girls are different, in general the girls are a red/brown with black penciling

    if you can get your hands on a copy of 'storey's illustrated guide to Poultry Breeds' they have a great description of most of the color and patterns of chickens, pic's too
     
  9. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you very much.[​IMG]
     
  10. Chris09

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