Chicken Abbriviations

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Louieandthecrew, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    These are all of the chicken abbriviations I know! Any more?
    RIR - Rhode Island Red
    BO - Buff Orpington
    NH - New Hampshire (Black, Red)
    PR - Production Red
    EE - Easter Egger
    SLW - Silver Laced Wyandotte
    DW - Delaware
    Jap - Japanese (Not really an abbreviation)
    JG - Jersey Giant (people don't usually use that one
    OEG - Old English Game
    OEGB - Old English Game Bantam
    RS - Red Star
    RSL - Red Sex Link (Same thing as a Red Star)
    Wellie - Welsummer (Not really an abbreviation)
     
  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    BLRW- Blue-laced red Wyandotte
    GLW- Gold-laced Wyandotte
    BR- Barred Rock
    BSL- Black Sex-link
    Millies- D'Uccles, specifically referring to the Mille Fleur color

    I'll think of some more...
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Cool! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Go to Index, in the blue bar above. The top subject is the FAQs. Halfway down the FAQs there are links to two threads will ALL the abbreviations commonly used on BYC.
     
  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Cool! I've been trying to help me friend learn abbrives
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The other abbreviations thread, where you posted just before starting this thread? The second post down is where I posted the SAME INFO. Might be nice to actually read before posting. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Here is a link to some of the other Abbreviations posts.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=381850
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19237
    I have to say I am not a fan of Abbreviations when posting in a form like this. There are so many that can overlap each other and mean more than one breed.
    But here are a few.

    APA = American Poultry Association

    ABA = American Bantam Association

    IWBA = International Waterfowl Breeders Association

    BCWP = black crested white polish

    WCBP = white crested black polish or white crested blue polish

    BBS = blue black splash

    PR = partridge rock

    OEG = Old English Game

    OEGB = Old English Game Bantam

    OE = Old English

    RIR,
    R.I. Red.
    Reds
    All are abbreviations for Rhode Island Red

    BA Could mean Black Australorp, Black Anconas Black Ameraucana, Black Araucanas or Black Andalusians
    BR Could mean Barred Rock or Bourbon Red (as in Bourbon Red turkey)
    BLW could mean Blue Laced Wyandotte (as in Blue Laced Red) or Black Laced Wyandotte (as in Black Laced Red)

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  8. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for orpington it is orp
     
  9. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Sweet [​IMG]
     

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