Euskal Oiloa Chicken Forum

A place to find out more and share what you know about this awesome rare poultry breed! **NOTE: Those who wish to register as a new member on the forum are asked to email eochickenforum@gmail.com and an Administrator will gladly help you join the forum!

You are not logged in.

Adverts

Adverts

#1 2012-06-25 11:02:23

ChestnutRidge
Member
From: Western Virginia
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 251
Website

Clarifying our color lexicon

We use a lot of terms like willow, mille, "blondie," etc. that I think are confusing and sometimes misleading.  For example, many of the "blondie"-type hens are within the range of the correct color we see in the standard Spanish marraduna hens.  Some of the marraduna hens are being described as "mille" because of some black speckling on the back but have no white.  Some of the new people may be confused when we say that certain birds can be used to create another color strain of EOs; they may think the birds that they have already meet those color qualifications.  To have somewhere to point people when they are confused, could we try to create an index of color pictures that show what we mean by a mille-looking bird, willow legs, and so on?

If you have pictures of EOs that match these terms, could you please post them here?  If the thread becomes long, I can copy the pictures to the first post to organize.  Any other terms we should add?

Leg color:
- yellow
- dusky yellow (mentioned in our standard)
- white
- slate
- willow

Plumage color:
- blondie
- mille fleur
- deer-colored
- normal Marraduna
- recessive white

Last edited by ChestnutRidge (2012-06-25 11:38:42)

Offline

 

2012-06-25 11:02:23

AdBot
Advertisements

#2 2012-06-25 11:41:45

Flat Rock Farm
Member
From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Great idea Heather :thumbs:  Another colour we seem to get in hens, (here anyway) are the "Lady Grey's" the really grey pullets.  I will try to submit some picture of my deer and millie coloured hens for you.

Offline

 

#3 2012-06-25 12:33:22

Lisa
Member
From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Agree with Paula, Great Idea! :thumbs:

Would you mind adding a few terms for me? Leg colours blue and green, and plumage coloured zillaria and gorria?


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

Offline

 

#4 2012-06-25 22:08:54

WorthItFarms
Member
From: Atlanta, GA
Registered: 2011-11-08
Posts: 43
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Blondie Hen with yellow legs, right?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/INOCNTKITN187/Euskal%20Oiloa%20Chickens/IMGA0996.jpg


Located in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. http://worthitfarms.com

Offline

 

#5 2012-06-26 00:21:35

NaturesPace
Member
From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Very good idea. I'll post my blondie and deer with white legs.

Do we have any boy colors?


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

Offline

 

#6 2012-06-26 00:55:50

poplar girl
Administrator
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Gorria hen (too much black flecking). She is getting older now at 3 years.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/f87998aa.jpg

Mille pullet (but not an extreme example).  I think Flowers will become more mottled with black and white with each molt.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/151f779f.jpg

Proper marraduna colored pullets. Georgie (left) has nice yellow legs but is very tiny. Bluebell is a nice big girl but has blue (aka slate) colored legs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/4993746e.jpg

Proper marraduna colored pullet with blue legs. This is Bluebell again.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/8922916e.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

Offline

 

#7 2012-06-26 01:00:19

NaturesPace
Member
From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

"Blondie"
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO_girl.jpg


"Deer" color
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/BigMommaSmaller.jpg

Last edited by NaturesPace (2013-01-24 17:17:13)


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

Offline

 

#8 2012-06-26 02:52:41

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Those are some pretty hens.  Great idea.  I will look out some pics too.  It's been insane here.  Horrible long day.  Only one more then I am free for a bit. :thumbsup:

Offline

 

#9 2012-06-29 15:28:53

ChestnutRidge
Member
From: Western Virginia
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 251
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

These are great!!!!!  :applause: :cheer: :applause:  Thanks so much, and what fantastic pictures!  I think they will be a real help. :wine: :thanks:
I agree.  Let's get some male pictures, too.

Last edited by ChestnutRidge (2012-06-29 15:29:36)

Offline

 

#10 2012-07-02 04:09:29

Terra-Blue
Member
From: Nashville, TN
Registered: 2012-04-27
Posts: 66
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

This is a terrific idea.  I am looking forward to seeing more photos.


Joni Johnson
Terra-Blue Pyrenean Shepherds
www.terra-blue.net

Offline

 

#11 2012-07-02 16:31:42

Island Girl
Member
From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

I love this thread! Can we post pictures with questionable colors here or should another thread be started for that and then the pictures could be moved over here if neccessary?

XOX Monika

Offline

 

#12 2012-07-02 21:15:13

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

I think any colours qualify Monika as long as they are pure EOs.  If it's a colour not seen/labelled before, I think the poster gets the honor of naming it! :chook:

Offline

 

#13 2012-07-11 11:28:00

Flat Rock Farm
Member
From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

I found a picture of one of our "Lady Grey's" as a pullet, LL has her now:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0611640x480.jpg

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2012-07-11 11:28:24)

Offline

 

#14 2012-07-11 13:18:07

Prairie Chick
Member
From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

This is a perfect thread, I like to see what the colors actually look like...it makes it easier for me =D


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

Offline

 

#15 2012-07-12 02:37:14

northmountaingal
Member
From: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-06-01
Posts: 25

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Looking forward to more pictures, this really helps a lot!


2 Australian Cattle Dogs, a gang of indoor kitties and a my coop of chickens makes for a happy household here on the North Mountain of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

Offline

 

#16 2012-07-12 03:06:35

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Really good Millie
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_1042.jpg

There is another "redder Millie" with more black/grey mossiness in the feathers (these can still throw gold chicks) but I can't find a pic of this years, heres some old pics though of great grandmas (our 2nd generation here)
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/100_3992.jpg

Good golden syrup colour of the maradunna
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_1055.jpg

Blondie (Llodiana type?)

Mostly white legs here (have just one pale yellow legged young rooster out of 5 or 6)
Rooster (Sunny from Blondie) 1 year old
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/Spring2012650.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/Spring2012641.jpg

Young male (4 weeks)
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_0962.jpg

Older male (all 3 siblings) 12-13 wks
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_1002.jpg

Blondie young female
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_1018.jpg

Offline

 

#17 2012-07-15 20:19:01

poplar girl
Administrator
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

I am fairly certain this is what a young rooster with the Mille fleur pattern looks like.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/5394caa0.jpg

Young grey rooster, if the girls are Lady Grey would the boys be Lord Grey??
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/ae502ef3.jpg

And this is a young rooster that is heterozygous for barring I am fairly certain.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/4abee919.jpg

And a young gorria pullet.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/61549b71.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

Offline

 

#18 2012-07-16 11:36:37

poplar girl
Administrator
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Heterozygous bared adult rooster. Confirmed through hatching his chicks this spring, the little gorria pullet above is his daughter.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/2dc29890.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

Offline

 

#19 2012-07-18 16:29:51

dreamergirl
Member
Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 43

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Gosh!  What gorgeous pics!   We are definitely experiencing Claire's picture 6 right now!  :lol:

Last edited by dreamergirl (2012-07-18 16:30:38)

Offline

 

#20 2012-07-20 23:28:38

ChestnutRidge
Member
From: Western Virginia
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 251
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

Those heterozygous pictures are really helpful, PG!!! :thanks:

Offline

 

#21 2012-07-21 04:21:32

Micah and Kiah
Member
From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

:goodthread: I'm finding this thread very helpful.  We have over 30 EOs now but the oldest are only 9 weeks,  would photos of their colours be helpful to add here? The one day old EOs are three different colours, one is almost white, one has a gold tone and the others are the yellow fluff balls.

My three 9 week old EOs with Buckbeak (TPC) Two of the EOs and the TPC were eggs from Skeffling Lavender and the other EO egg was a gift from Flat Rock Farm.

  http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060872.jpg

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2012-07-21 04:31:20)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

Offline

 

#22 2013-01-24 17:12:11

NaturesPace
Member
From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
Website

Re: Clarifying our color lexicon

For contrast and reference Blondie vs. Marraduna.
Marraduna's are Micah and Kiah's girls. I copied her photo from Oxford Show thread. (hope this is ok)
U.S. Blondie (Goose) this seems to be the common color in U.S.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/goose_zps13bfb746.png


M&K Marraduna girls. More common in Canada... and Spain.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1080619.jpg

Last edited by NaturesPace (2013-01-24 17:13:33)


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

Offline

 

Adverts

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB
Hosted by PunBB-Hosting