Common Abbreviations Used On BYC And In The Chicken World


11 Years
Oct 4, 2008
North Central Florida
Here you go. This is the best I have so far.
Hope this helps all of you

Common Abbreviations

DE = Diatomacious Earth
DH=Dear (most times) Husband
DW=Dear Wife
DD=Dear Daughter, Dear Dad
DS=Dear Son
DM=Dear Mother, Dear Mom
DF=Dear Father
DF=Dear Fiance
DSD=Dear Step Daughter
DSS=Dear Step Son
DSM=Dear Step Mother
DSF=Dear Step Father
BIL=Brother in Law
SIL=Sister in Law
MIL=Mother in Law
FIL=Father in Law
DC=Dear Children
SO=Significant Other
DE=Diatomaceous Earth
BOSS=Black Oil Sunflower Seed
GF=Girl Friend
BF=Boy Friend
POL=Point Of Lay
SQ=Show Quality
NSQ=Non Show Quality
PQ=Pet Quality
CBOF=Cantankerous Bag Of Feathers
JBG = Jersey Black Giant
SLW=Silver Laced Wyandotte
GLW=Golden Laced Wyandotte
BLRW=Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
CM=Cuckoo Marans
GPH=Gold Penciled Hamburg
OEGB=Old English game bantam,
OEG=Old English game (usually 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
GDW=Golden Duck Wing
SDW=Silver Duck Wing
BA OR LORP = Black Australorp
SCOVY=Muscovy duck
BCM=Black Copper Marans
FWIW=For What It’s Worth
LF=Large Fowl
BF=Bantam Fowl
BR=Bourbon Red
GLS=Gold Sex Link
BSL=Black Sex Link
RSL=Red Sex Link
WTB=Wanted To Buy
JG=Jersey Giant
LB=Light Brahma
DB=Dark Brahma
BB=Buff Brahma
ACV=Apple Cider Vinegar
WCBP=White crested black polish
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Hi! You left out a most important one: NN for Naked Neck!

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