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Susan Mouw

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New Egg Color Cards!
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:04:21 PM »
We have re-designed the egg color card, to give a bigger 'color chip' for each of the colors.  We removed 4 of the previous colors (in the purple range), in order to make room for the expansion of the remaining colors.

This new card will be available soon!  It is copyrighted under our existing copyright certificate. Of course, the colors shown here are faded from the original.

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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 10:09:23 PM »
Susan when it is available, will you have a link posted to purchase it and the price? Thanks.

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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 09:36:47 AM »
Yes, I will be posting it.  The printer we are using has a fast turn-around, but since those colors must be calibrated exactly, I'm snail-mailing them the original.  Then I don't know how long for the setup on their part.

I think it will be about two weeks.
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 11:06:38 AM »
Thats good Susan. I will be wanting one when it is time.  :)

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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 09:45:58 AM »
Well, for everyone waiting for the new card, the wait just got extended.  We've decided to re-invent the wheel with the egg color chart and will be coming out with an entirely new concept.  In the meantime, we still have a few of the old cards remaining, if you need one right away.
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 10:50:35 AM »
The wait may be worth it. I just hope that the new one will be more user friendly. I had one of the old ones, but finally threw it away. With my eyesight, it only frustrated me.

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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 02:48:35 PM »
I think you'll like these new ones, Ernie...I'll post a likeness when we get to that point.  It is an entirely new concept for egg color cards.

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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 08:09:38 AM »
One advantage of a new color card could be if we have some egg colors from birds in the US.  I think the card used by most clubs depicts color from British poultry.  While these might be good for comparison, I don't know if they are complete for those normally seen here in the domestic flocks.  But I do find it hard to find the colors to match eggs that I see. 
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 09:46:21 AM »
All of the colors on the new card will be from US birds, since we're re-doing the entire card and I haven't received any egg shells from any where else. :)
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 10:13:11 AM »
Ok, I have a question for everyone. 

In the pic below, the oval on the left is from one of my eggs, the picture on the right is from the existing egg color card.  The oval shows more variation and gradation of color - from light to dark, pigment variation, etc.

Which do you prefer?  Please note - the choice is for color, not for shape.  The oval is not what will be on the final, new, egg card. :)

« Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 10:15:14 AM by Susan Mouw »
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 12:36:24 PM »
Just a sample of some of the new colors on the new color cards the ABC is creating...









These were taken from pictures of Ameraucana eggs.
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Re: New Egg Color Cards!
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2016, 09:53:09 AM »
We're getting closer to revealing the new concept in egg color cards!  Here's a sneak peek. :)

More to come this week.  This has been pre-registered with the US Copyright office, file #  #1-3403675351

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