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Find the Perfect Chicken Name By Color: 300+ Ideas to Choose From

Selecting the perfect name for the newest member of your flock can be overwhelming. A tried-and-true method that we used ourselves was selecting bird names that represent their color.


For your convenience we have put together a carefully curated list of our favorite names by color, some of which we have used ourselves.


For our top tips when naming chickens, or to learn more about how chickens can learn their names read our article.




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Names for Black Birds

There are many breeds of black chickens including Australorps, Orpingtons, Maran's, and so much more. These names would be a fitting choice for your black or dark birds.

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  • Asher

  • Batman

  • Bellatrix

  • Black Beard

  • Black Beauty

  • Black Mirror

  • Black Star

  • Blackberry

  • Blackjack

  • Charcoal

  • Cinder

  • Coal

  • Cocoa Puff

  • Crow

  • Dahlia

  • Dusk

  • Ebony

  • Eclipse

  • Espresso

  • Godiva

  • Gothic

  • Grim

  • Indigo

  • Inky

  • Jaguar

  • Knight Rider

  • Liquorice

  • Midnight

  • Mocha

  • Morticia

  • Mystic

  • Nebula

  • Night

  • Nightmare

  • Nightshade

  • Ninja

  • Obsidian

  • Onyx

  • Panther

  • Pepper

  • Phantom

  • Raven

  • Rebel

  • Salem

  • Shadow

  • Shady Lady

  • Stormy

  • Twilight

  • Voodoo

  • Widow

Names for Brown Birds

Chickens come in a whole spectrum of brown shades. These names are perfect for birds that are light brown such as an Isa Brown to dark brown Road Island Reds and every shade in between.

  • Amber

  • Bacon

  • Beans

  • Bear

  • Biscuit

  • Bourbon

  • Brandy

  • Brownie

  • Caramel

  • Carob

  • Cedar

  • Chai

  • Champagne

  • Chestnut

  • Chocolate

  • Cider

  • Cinnamon

  • Coco

  • Cocoa

  • Coffee

  • Cupcake

  • Donut

  • Dusty

  • Ember

  • Espresso

  • Fawn

  • Forest

  • Fox

  • Fudge

  • Graham

  • Guinness

  • Hazel

  • Hershey

  • Honey

  • Java

  • Kahlua

  • Maple

  • Mocha

  • Mochi

  • Moose

  • Muffin

  • Noodles

  • Nugget

  • Nutmeg

  • Oatmeal

  • Pancake

  • Peaches

  • Peanut

  • Penny

  • Pepper

  • Pinto

  • Pumpkin

  • Reese

  • Sandy

  • Snickers

  • Summer

  • Sunny

  • Teak

  • Timber

  • Toast

  • Toffee

  • Tootsie

  • Topaz

  • Truffles

  • Waffles

  • Whiskey

  • Woody

Names for Grey Birds

Based on a high demand we have drawn inspiration from a variety of topics to compile the list of names for your grey chickens.

Sapphire CHicken
  • Agnes

  • Ash

  • Blade

  • Bubbles

  • Carbon

  • Charcoal

  • Chrome

  • Cinder

  • Coal

  • Comet

  • Crystal

  • Daisy

  • Dot

  • Dove

  • Drizzle

  • Dusty

  • Echo

  • Eeyore

  • Elsa

  • Ember

  • Esme

  • Flint

  • Foggy

  • Ghost

  • Glitter

  • Goose

  • Granite

  • Grayce

  • Grayson

  • Haze

  • Heather

  • Marble

  • Medusa

  • Mercury

  • Midnight

  • Misty

  • Monsoon

  • Moonshine

  • Morticia

  • Mystique

  • Nickel

  • Opal

  • Orca

  • Pearl

  • Pebbles

  • Phantom

  • Puff

  • Rain

  • Salem

  • Shadow

  • Shady

  • Shimmer

  • Silk

  • Silver

  • Skye

  • Slate

  • Smokey

  • Smudge

  • Soots

  • Spike

  • Sprinkle

  • Stardust

  • Steel

  • Stella

  • Sterling

  • Stormy

  • Sylvie

  • Thunder

  • Tinsel

  • Willow

  • Windy

  • Yin

  • Zinc

Names for Red Birds

Rhode Island Reds may be one of the more commonly known red chickens. However, there are a variety of other breeds including Red Leghorns and Buckeye's. This list of red names would be great for all of them!

  • Amber

  • Apple

  • Beet

  • Berry

  • Carmine

  • Cherry

  • Chestnut

  • Chili

  • Cinnamon

  • Crimson

  • Cupid

  • Elmo

  • Firecracker

  • Foxy

  • Ginger

  • Heinz

  • Hibiscus

  • Lava

  • Little Red

  • Mahogany

  • Maraschino

  • Maroon

  • Mars

  • Merlot

  • Paprika

  • Papaya

  • Penny

  • Pinot

  • Poppy

  • Pumpkin

  • Rose

  • Rosewood

  • Rudy

  • Rusty

  • Scarlett

  • Strawberry

Names for White Birds

Leghorns & Light Brahmas are a some of the most popular white chickens. Here is a carefully curated list of popular white chicken names, perfect for your new feathered friend.

White Silkie
  • Astrid

  • Avalanche

  • Beluga

  • Blanco

  • Blizzard

  • Brie

  • Casper

  • Chardonnay

  • Cloud

  • Coconut

  • Cotton

  • Cream

  • Diamond

  • Dove

  • Everest

  • Frosty

  • Ghost

  • Glacier

  • Ice

  • Iceberg

  • Igloo

  • Ivory

  • Moon

  • Pearl

  • Polar

  • Powder

  • Quartz

  • Salty

  • Snow

  • Snowball

  • Snowflake

  • Snow White

  • Snowy

  • Specter

  • Sugar

  • Winter

Names for Yellow/Buff Birds

Chickens with yellow feathers are most commonly referred to as "buffs" referring to Buff Orrington's. However, there is a variety of other breeds that have golden and yellow feathers.

Buff Orpington

These names would be perfect for any of them.

  • Aurora

  • Banana

  • Big Bird

  • Biscuit

  • Blondie

  • Brandie

  • Buffy

  • Butter

  • Butter Cream

  • Butterball

  • Buttercup

  • Butterscotch

  • Custard

  • Daffodil

  • Daisy

  • Dandelion

  • Daylily

  • Ginger

  • Glow

  • Gold Dust

  • Goldenrod

  • Goldie

  • Honey

  • Lemon

  • Lemon Drop

  • Margarine

  • Marigold

  • Nutmeg

  • Peanut Butter

  • Peeps

  • Penny

  • Poppy

  • Primrose

  • Sandy

  • Sol

  • Sunflower

  • Sunny

  • Sunrise

  • Sunshine

  • Tapioca

  • Toffee

  • Twinkie

  • Yarrow

More Names

  • Names for Hens: Collection of Old Lady Names perfect for any hen.

  • Names for Roosters: Collection of Old Man Names perfect for any rooster.

  • Theme: Themes can be an easy way to name a lot of chickens at once. We have a collection of themes including Disney Characters, Elegant Flowers, Names for Groups & Pairs, and based off Personality & Characteristics.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have found this list helpful. If you use one of these names, we would love to hear! Additionally, if you have another theme you would like to suggest please send us a message or leave a comment.


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