Breed Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CK Chickadilly, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Being new to chickens & not knowing all the different breeds.....I noticed that a lot of you use abbreviations when referring to your chicken breeds.

    I was wondering if someone could type out a list of the breeds with your abbreviations so newbies like us know what breed you are talking about? I hope it is not to much work, but it sure would be helpful!

    Thanks a BIG bunch!!!!
    Cyn
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Here's a list of abbrevations that are used a lot-some chicken breeds and some others.
    DH=Dear (most times) Husband
    DD=Dear Daughter, Dear Dad
    DS=Dear Son
    DM=Dear Mother, Dear Mom
    DF=Dear Father
    DSD=Dear StepDaughter
    DSS=Dear stepSon
    DSM=Dear StepMother
    DSF=Dear StepFather
    BIL=Brother in Law
    SIL=Sister in Law
    MIL=Mother in Law
    FIL=Father in Law
    DC=Dear Children

    DE=Diatomaceous Earth
    BOSS=Black Oil Sunflower Seed
    GF=Girl Friend
    BF=Boy Friend
    POL=Point Of Lay
    NSQ=Non Show Quality
    PQ=Pet Quality
    CBOF=Cantankerous Bag Of Feathers

    JBG - Jersey Black Giant
    SLW - Silver Laced Wyandotte
    BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    CM - Cuckoo Marans
    GPH - Gold Penciled Hamburg
    OEG - Old English Gamebirds

    OEGB-old english game bantam,
    OEG-Old english game (ususally standards).
    SLW-Silver laced Wyandotte.
    RIR-rhode island red,
    WCP-White crested polish.
    BTB-Black tailed buff (usually Japanese bantams)
    BTW-black tailed white (usually japanese bantams)
    BR-Barred rock.
    BO-buff orpington
    EE-Easter eggers (Ameraucana Crosses)


    BLRW- Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    BBR- Black Breasted Red
    SDW- Silver Duck Wing

    BA OR LORP = Black Australorp

    SCOVY=Muscovy duck

    MUTT= MIXED BREED CHICKEN

    BCM - Black Copper Marans
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    AWESOME! Thank you so much!
     
  4. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great reference list. Perhaps the moderators could make it a sticky thread?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    BO - Buff Orpington [​IMG]
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:It's been asked before and hasn't happened yet.
     
  7. mamato3

    mamato3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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