Abbreviations for Chicken Breeds, Varieties and Patterns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mattsculpt, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Mattsculpt

    Mattsculpt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this is in the right place.
    I'm trying to get together a list of the abbreviations used here for chicken breeds or varieties and patterns. I've pulled and sorted these from this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1638#p1638 and from Chicken Junkie's page. http://chickenjunkie.com/poultry-faq/poultry-acronyms/
    If you know more, add them on. Corrections are welcome. Abbreviations for breeds / varieties and patterns only please. Thanks
    This is what I have so far;

    Chicken Breeds and Varieties

    AG - American Game
    ANDY - Blue Andalusian
    AMER - Ameraucana
    BA or LORP - Black Australorp
    BCM or FBCM - Black Copper Marans or French Black Copper Marans
    BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    BO - Buff Orpington
    BR or BPR - Barred Rock or Barred Plymouth Rock
    BSL - Black Sex Link
    CM - Cuckoo Marans
    CW - Columbian Wyandotte
    CX - Cornish Cross
    DB - Dark Brahma
    EE - Easter Eggers (Ameraucana Crosses)
    FAV - Faverolles
    GCM - Golden Cuckoo Marans
    GLC - Gold Laced Cochin
    GLW - Golden Laced Wyandotte
    GPH - Gold Penciled Hamburg
    GSL - Gold Sex Link
    JBG - Jersey Black Giant
    JG - Jersey Giant
    ISA - ISA Browns, Hubbard ISA Browns, Hubbard Browns (Institut de Sélection Animale)
    LB - Light Brahma
    NH - New Hampshire
    NHR - New Hampshire Red
    OEG - Old English Game (usually standards)
    OEGB - Old English Game bantam
    PR - Production Red
    RIR - Rhode Island Red
    RSL - Red Sex Link
    SF - Salmon Faverolles
    SSH - Silver Spangled Hamburg
    SS - Speckled Sussex
    SLW - Silver Laced Wyandotte
    WCP - White Crested Polish
    WCBP - White Crested Black Polish
    WFBS - White Faced Black Spanish
    WL - White leghorn


    Patterns


    BBR - Black Breasted Red
    BLR - Blue Laced Red
    BTB - Black Tailed Buff (usually Japanese bantams)
    BTW - Black Tailed White (usually Japanese bantams)
    GL - Gold Laced
    GP - Gold Penciled
    SDW - Silver Duck Wing
    SL - Silver Laced
    SP - Silver Penciled
    SPL - Splash
     
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for listing this. I wish there could be an easy place to access this in the learning center. Or is there a "sticky" for the breed section of the forum that could list all of this?
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    For what it's worth these "abreviations", while popular here, are not used anywhere else in the poultry world.
     
  4. Hooligans7

    Hooligans7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mattsculpt, thank you! Here is one you might add:

    BS = Black Star. They're egg-laying machines, quite personable and smart, and have attractive iridescent plumage.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dislike abbreviations. Sometimes I have to think about what the person is writing about, and sometimes I do not know what the abbreviation stands for. I suppose that is what prompted this list of abbreviations.

    I try to avoid abbreviations. I just think it is lazy to use them.
     
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Abbreviations confuse me too. If at the beginning of the post the original poster (OP) uses the name of the breed, I can usually figure what is being talked about.
     
  7. Hooligans7

    Hooligans7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a fan of abbreviations either, but they seem to be an increasingly popular and dominant feature in the world we inhabit today. I don't suppose you "tweet" or text much? [​IMG] Me neither.
    Here's a resource that you can use to beat them at their own game — and be as annoying as you wish — http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/Twitter-chat-and-text-messaging-abbreviations
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sent messages through Twitter. I have not found much need to abbreviate things.

    And we wonder why kids can't write these days.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If someone texts me and can't spell out what they are saying, I delete the text.

    Something else that I dislike is posters who don't use any capital letters or punctuation. Don't even get me started on all capital boldfaced letters in posts.
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKAY, I WON'T GET YOU STARTED. :)
     

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