If Its Not Done - It Needs To Be Done

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gatekeeper, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    There needs to be some standard type of abbreviation placed on eggs so you know what they are. Here is a partial list of the ones I use and please feel free to add to the list:

    Anconas - ANC
    Barnevelder -BNV
    Barred Rocks - BRR
    Black Austrolorps - BKAU
    Black Minorcas - BKMN
    Blue Andalusians - BLAN
    Buckeyes - BKE
    Buff Catalana
    Buff Orpingtons - BO
    Crevecoeurs - CRV
    Dark Brahmas - DBH
    Delaware - DEL
    Dominiques - DOM
    Golden Lakenvelder - GLV
    Golden Sebrite - GSB
    LaFleche - LAF
    Naked Neck - NNK
    Nankin - NAN
    New Hampshire Red - NHR
    Norwegian Jaerhons - NJH
    Rhode Island Red - RIR
    Salmon Faverolles - SF
    Silver Sebrite - SSB
    Silver Lakenvelders - SLV
    Sultan - SLT
    Welsummer - WEL
    White Plymouth Rock - WPR
    Wyandottes - WYD

    Ok you get the idea. Toss out some of your own, lets see what you got.


  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I write on all my eggs what they are when I collect them. That way I know what Ive got. [​IMG]
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    BRR barred rock, B/B/S is individually what? BR (the usual abrev for Barred, but B is black BLR- Blue, and SR, because you couldn't do SPR because that's a Silver Pencilled. PR is partridge rock. But BLR could be blue laced rock. You could totally screw the pooch in this one breed alone...
  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    GOOD Keep um Comin!!

  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Personally, I think if you are in good communication and know what type of eggs you should be getting, there should not be a need for all that labeling.

    I mark my eggs "MF" or "C", for mille fleur d'uccles and bantam cochins, as those are the only breeds I have laying right now. My bantam cochins are black mottled, so if I were to mark them like you are suggesting, I would have to put the date (i.e. 3-26) and BBMC on the egg, or 3-26 MFD or something like that. These eggs are not that big, and it would take a lot of space on the egg.

    If the receiver were going to be hand turning, all that labeling wouldn't leave much room for them to write their 'x' and 'o' on them, let alone the set date.

    It would be different if it were an egg from my OEGB, because there is no other way to label OEGB. Thank goodness she doesn't have a roo yet. I also label my silkies as 'S' and the date.

    Just my 2 cents. [​IMG]

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