Don't know what the abbreviations mean............

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sewandgrow, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

    Sep 7, 2010
    Turlock California
    I am new to the forums & am interested in all the chickens each member has but am having trouble figuring out all the abbreviations they use. I know the regular ones like RIR, BO, NH, but there are many I can't figure out.............LOL It's like a new computer game.............LOL
    Karen in Turlock California

  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    If you got to the Index, in the blue bar above, the FAQs are at the top. Loads of abbreviations in there, as well as things you will want to know about posting pics, etc. Tons of chicken stuff too.

  3. denim deb

    denim deb Chirping

    Sep 15, 2010
    I'm also on a couple of horse boards. And, the abbreviation BO has an entirely different meaning. For those of us who board our horses, it stands for barn owner. Then, you have your BM, or barn manager. Of course, if we're talking personal hygiene, then there's an entirely different meaning. [​IMG]
  4. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010

    Yeah...I thought the abbreviations were kinda confusing too...occassionally I still go "huh?" [​IMG]

    I know now that BR is barred rock....BO is buff orphington....EE is Easter Egger...RIR is Rhode Island Red...PR is production red...SLW( i believe) is Silver Laced Wynadote

    Hope that helps some...

    Everyone on here is so nice they usually will explain it if you ask... [​IMG]
  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Yep there is
    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)

  6. NC29mom

    NC29mom Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    This one took me FOREVER to figure out!!!

    DH= dear hubby

    and some use, DD: dear daughter, DS: dear son, etc...

    [​IMG] to a wealth of information about poultry. Any and Every thing you ever wanted/needed to know is RIGHT HERE!!

    BUT.............................I must warn you...................................this forum is VERY ADDICTING [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I have PR twice in my signature. One is for Partridge Rock and the other is for Production Red.
  8. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Cool! REALLY?!?!? SO that's what DH and DS and DD mean! Thanks! lol
  9. BA= Black Australorps (as in, my lovely ladies [​IMG] )

  10. firedancer57

    firedancer57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    Lurking in the corner
    Quote:ADDICTING is not the word.[​IMG] COMPULSIVE is more like it ![​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010

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