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This is a small list of what some initials mean that have been seen on BYC.
By Kat2141 · Sep 17, 2018 · Updated Oct 15, 2018 ·
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    Hi all. When I joined BYC and started seeing a lot of initials in the posts, it sometimes took a bit to figure out what they were. Some I knew, some weren't hard to guess but some were a little tricky. I'm guessing that some other new people may have the same experience, so I made this list up. If anyone sees some that should be added, let me know. Or if I have the wrong meaning, PLEASE let me know so I can correct it. Thanks. :)



    Initials Meaning

    BCM Black Copper Maran
    BLRW Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    BO Buff Orpington
    BR Barred Rock
    BYC Backyard Chickens
    CCL Crested Cream Legbar

    CL If after a breed name - Clean Leg (not feathered)
    CM Cuckoo Maran
    DBM Deep Bedding Method?
    DE Diatomateous Earth
    DH Dear Husband
    DIY Do It Yourself
    DL or DLM Deep Litter or Deep Litter Method
    EE Easter Egger
    FBCM French Black Copper Maran
    FL If after a breed name - Feathered Leg
    GL Gold Laced
    GLW Gold Laced Wyandotte
    HC or HWC Hardware Cloth
    KUTGW Keep Up The Good Work
    LGD Livestock Guardian Dog
    MHP Momma Heating Pad
    NHR New Hampshire Red
    OEG or OEGB Old English Game or Old English Game Bantam
    OP Original Poster
    OS Oyster Shell
    POL Point of Lay (when they start laying eggs)
    RC Rose Comb


    RIR Rhode Island Red

    RSL Red Sex Link
    SC Single Comb

    SLW Silver Laced Wyandotte
    SOP Standard of Perfection
    SS Speckled Sussex
    TSC Tractor Supply Company

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  1. casportpony
    Great idea! Now we need to find a cover picture for your article. :D
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    1. MROO
      It should be called something like A User's Guide to BYC Shorthand or some other heading that catches the attention of The Lost (of which I am frequently a member!)
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  2. MROO
    OEG is Old English Game (standard)
    OEGB is Old English Game Bantam

    Combs are sometimes differentiated by adding letters after the breed
    RC (rose comb)
    SC (single comb)

    You will sometimes see CL (clean leg) or FL (feathered leg) after a breed, as well.
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  3. MROO
    OEG is Old English Game (standard)
    OEGB is Old English Game Bantam

    Combs are sometimes differentiated by adding letters after the breed
    RC (rose comb)
    SC (single comb)

    You will sometimes see CL (clean leg) or FL (feathered leg) after a breed, as well.

    EDIT to add - Nice start!
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