Orp, Chook? say WHAT?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FisherMOM, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    ok, Since I now own and Australorp..
    I know what the term "Orp" means.

    Now someone tell me.. what i a "Chook"? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    ok, maybe ORP isn't for Australorp.

    Maybe it's for Orpington?

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  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    an Orp is an Orpington (which used to be what Australorps are but have been developed & changed since the original orpingtons went to australia.. since they kept it "original" they named it an Australorp)

    Chook(s)... now that one I've seen everywhere and near as I can tell it's common "overseas" slang for chicks/chickens... but I could be wrong. I rarely see it used by N. Americans.. I think it's cute
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Back in the 17th century, the Chinese Hen Organization Of Kowloon promoted the keeping of chickens in backyards. Soon "Chook" became synonymous with "chicken" throughout Hong Kong, and thence through much of the world.








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  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW.. that's a cool origin I think!

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  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Back in the 17th century, the Chinese Hen Organization Of Kowloon promoted the keeping of chickens in backyards. Soon "Chook" became synonymous with "chicken" throughout Hong Kong, and thence through much of the world.


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    I'd like to see the source for this please. Not sure how widespread the use of English was in 17th century China
     
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  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Back in the 17th century, the Chinese Hen Organization Of Kowloon promoted the keeping of chickens in backyards. Soon "Chook" became synonymous with "chicken" throughout Hong Kong, and thence through much of the world.


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    I'd like to see the source for this please. Not sure how widespread the use of English was in 17th century China

    Okay, I made that up. It actually comes from a Victorian-era military acronym, "Chicken Hero, Order Of, Keeping". It was awarded to people who kept hens in their victory gardens during the Napoleonic campaigns.





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    again.
     
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  9. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And the second one, too.

    I'm pretty sure "chook" is onomatopoeic.
     
  10. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few Canadians I know use the term...but it may just be just my friends...nothing to do with Canada. I will have to ask now........
     

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