Abbreviations for difference kinds of chickens. For the new members.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ginbart, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I did this a couple of years ago but I wanted to put it back up for the new members. I hope it helps someone out.

    I wanted to start a list of abbreviations for the difference kinds of chickens there are. If you know of any more could you let me know and I'll ad them.

    Thanks for your help.

    BA = Black Australorp
    BC = Black Copper Marans
    BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
    BO = Buff Orpington
    BR= Barred Rock
    BSL black sex link
    BTWJ = black tailed white japanese
    BTBJ= black tailed buff japanese
    CM = Cuckoo Marans
    EE = Easter Egger
    GLW = Gold Laced Wyandotte
    GSL= Gold sex link
    NHR = New Hampshire Red
    NN = Naked Neck
    OEG - Old English Game
    OEGB =Old English Game Bantam
    PR = Partridge Rock
    RCL= Rose Comb Leghorn
    RIR = Rhode Island Red
    RIW = Rhode Island White
    RSL - Red Sex Link
    SF- Salmon Faverolles
    SLW = Silver Laced Wyandotte
    SS = specked Sussex
    SSH = Silver Spangled Hamburg
    WCBP - White Crested Black Polish
    WM = Wheaton Marans
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Nice compilation, but I would suggest not to use them.
    Except maybe RIR and OEGB.
    If you google that last one, you get to see chickens.
    Also all this precious information we type in is not found by google if we use those too often used abbreviations.
    That is not such a bad thing, for a lot of topics [​IMG]
  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Southern York County
    Thanks for the info!!! I was wondering what some of those were. [​IMG]
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Henk69, you had me a little confused, but that doesn't take much. This informatin is not to google it's for the members so if someone says, I just hatched 12 of 15 BTWJ, the new member will know it's black tailed white japanese.
  5. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    Right, I think he's suggesting we avoid the abbreviations, both for the sake of confusing newbies and also so that the threads will be searchable for others to find useful information on down the road.
  6. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2010
    Roggen, Colorado
    WOW, it took me a long time to figure out some of these!
    As far as suggesting they not be used, prob not gonna happen. But maybe having this as a sticky would help a lot of ppl.
    [​IMG] See here I go with tons of abbreviations!
    thx for posting it!
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    There are a number of threads out there, listing all the abbreviations... most of the time, people only use the abbreviations for the really common (or LONG) breed names.
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Thanks now I see what he was saying. [​IMG]
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    There are also 2 threads regarding abbreviations in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) topics, found at the very top of the Index page. [​IMG] There is a huge amount of info in the FAQs, I really think it's worth reading! [​IMG]

    GREAT idea to revive this in the spring, when so many get chickens for the first time.

    I though Black Copper Marans was BCM?
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:I think that you will find a lot of "overlapping" abbreviation and I am a believer that there shouldn't be any abbreviation used when referring to a breed.

    For what it is worth the abbreviation for Rhode Island Red is R.I. Red and Rhode Island White is R.I. White and there is no such breed as a "New Hampshire Red" the breed is a New Hampshire.

    WCBP - could also stand for White Cap Blue Polish
    BA - could also stand for Black or Blue Andalusian
    BR - could also stand for Bourbon Red as in the Turkey
    WM - could also stand for White Maran
    BO - could also stand for Black Orloff
    BC - could also stand For Back Cross (as a term used in breeding just like F1 and P1)

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011

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