Where do I go to learn this chicken language?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JustMandy, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new [​IMG]

    I have caught the chicken bug and want more, MORE I SAY!! Right now I have your run of the mill back yard flock of cross breeds.

    I'd like fancier breeds and I'd like to breed them but don't know these words y'all use! What's a rose comb? What color is willow? I know there's questions I don't even know to ask.

    What book or site do you reccomend for me to learn (besides here, of course!!)
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Tell you the truth, I knew VERY little about chickens just a year ago. . . And it was simply going through this forum, reading a lot, getting interested in different breeds, and even looking through FeatherSite that got me to all what I know today. Eventually things will catch on.

    For starters, a rose comb looks like this:

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    It is either broad and flat or rounded, and points out in the back, but with small lumps running along it.

    Willow is a faint greenish color, usually referring to things like "willow legs" found on Araucanas.

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  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd pick up the Storey Guide's at TSC. You will learn alot just lurking on the forum. I've only bred chickens and ducks for a year before that I knew nothing. I basically did the same thing Illia did. I think that is the recipe for sucess. It might take you a bit to find a breed that works but when a breed does click its like a light bulb went off and you feel like you've had ducks and chickens all of your life

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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  5. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic. I'm great at lurking. [​IMG]

    Wow, Chris, thanks! That is a very full post!
     
  6. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Beware the addiction and becoming a victim of chicken math.........

    Welcome! You'll learn A LOT just by perusing this site. And you'll get addicted to it too-fast. It's worse than FB. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Thank You...
    I have some more to add to it but it is a work in progress..

    Chris
     
  8. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, a great starter book that I loved is "Chickens for Dummies." Aptly named for me, and began feeding my obsession.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    JustMandy,

    Willow:
    • The dusty yellowish green color found on the shanks, feet and toes of some breeds and varieties of some fowl.

    Chris
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Check out Rosetta Stone; seems like I read someplace that they have a course in Chickenese (or something like that).
     

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