Scientific, cross-platform color chart for egg and plumage colors of chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChicKat, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    BYC member DCchicken has ideas about a coloration system specifically for chickens - focus on the Cream Legbar- but probably colors would work for other breeds.

    This thread is started for discussion of the new ideas about evaluating colors in the world of Poultry.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 4 aspects of a chicken color:

    1. groundcolor (silver/cream/isabel/gold/red)
    2. pattern- or eumelanin-color (black/blue/white/chocolate/lavender/khaki/mauve/beige)
    3. the pattern/distribution of the eumelanin (eg Partridge/columbian/laced/autosomal barred/solid/self etc...)
    4. overlay pattern (like mottled or sexlinked barred or both and maybe recessive white)
     
  4. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    This is going to be fun, I can tell. I would love to see a color chart that includes feather colors. What does a salmon breast look like? What color is cream? [​IMG]
     
  5. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the difference between isabel & cream?
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Isabel is a Phonetype where autosomal lavender(lav/lav) Dilutes the entire body of the bird, including its gold/red ground color, recessive cream only dilutes the gold/red color.. just to make sure you guys dont get confuse, isabel and cream are both autosomla and are not elleles of sex linked gold/silver, here an Isabel Leghorn
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  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nicalandia- thanks for answering my question & wow is that a beautiful rooster!
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:now here they are on eb(gold partridge, pencilled) bantam brahman....
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