Funny chicken names, by color.

Naming chickens can be hard! Especially when you have a bunch of chickens already. I often feel like I've run out of new names. I tried letting the kids name them but that doesn't always work well. Kids have a funny way of looking at things, and they tend to really get stuck on their favorite things.

Brooder full of baby chicks, all the same color

Because of this, I've had some strangely named chickens in the past. I've also had a lot of boring names, so in the interest of trying to be clever, I made list of my best chicken names based on the chickens feather color.

Of course the reason I needed this list is kind of funny...

Silly chicken names

He's at it again! My 12 year old son has been naming the chickens. You've probably read about his knack for giving the chickens funny names and the latest ones are not a disappointment! At first it started out innocently enough. A porcelain Silkie chick named Buttercup. A white Silkie chick named snowflake. Then it got weird. Again. 

You just have to see it to believe it, so here they are:

In this picture you see Princess Peach and Cookie. If you guessed that she was named after the character from the Mario game you'd be correct! But did you guess that he was named after his big fluffy feet that reminded my kid of cookie monsters hands?

buff silkie chick, blue silkie chick

Number 10. Yes, his  name was actually number 10! It was an adorable black silkie chick that liked to sneak out of the grow out pen. We would count and only find 9. So he started calling it Number 10. Even when there was 13, we'd be looking for number 10 lol

black silkie chick

Then there was Chip. Chip was a splash silkie chicken who was white with black spots and who my son thought looked just like chocolate chip ice cream!

Paint silkie chick

Not pictured are a little blue Silkie named Garlic Breath who liked to dig up and eat raw garlic right in the garden. A Marans rooster named Twofer...we set eggs because we needed 1 cockerel, 2 hatched. 

Also a young pearl Guinea he named Werp Werp. Apparently that is the noise she makes.


I guess I understand it though. There are a lot of weird sayings we use when keeping chickens!

Chicken Names by color

List of chicken names by color

Click the list image to expand.

Not sure what to name your chickens...and don't want to trust the kids with the task? I've come up with a list of chicken names by color. Simply let your kids pick from the list and you'll never have to yell "Werp werp...come get treats!" lol

Of course funny names like parmesan or marsala do have their merits, don't they?

Related reading: Funny Chicken Coop Names


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  1. Haha, those are funny names! I'd have to say garlic breath is my favorite :)

  2. I named the alpha hen Blue after the raptor in the newer Jurassic park movie. Lol