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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DottieMarie, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    South East MI
    Yes of course, I'm new to chickens so I need some help. There are so many breeds and typically identified by initials but ususally I have no clue of they stand for. Is there some where I can look that lists the different breeds and the initials or can we start one here? i.e.

    BO - buff orphington
    RIR - Rhode Island Red
    SLW - Silver Laced Wyandotte

  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    GLW - Golden Laced Wyandotte
    OEG- Old English Game
    BBS - Blue Black Splash (referint to the color of a breed)
    EE - Easter Egger
    BR - Barred Rocks

    Those are just a few more you can add to your list [​IMG] I am sure there are others here who will willingly add to your list.

    I just noticed, you have GSP's too!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I did a seach on the forum's website & below are several abbreviations that someone had posted in the past. Hope it helps. [​IMG]

    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
    IMO - in my opinion
    IMHO - in my humble opinion

    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
    BCM - Black Copper Marans
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    BSL - black sex-link
  5. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    South East MI
    Holy smokes; that's quite the list! Thanks, I'm printing and saving this one. Next time I see some initials, I can jump in like I know what I'm talking about...THANKS!

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