Poultry Dictionary -- Let's help out the New Guys

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ducks and Banny hens, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    I've decided to start a dictionary for everything poultry related. Newbies can come here to find out what certain words mean.
    Below is an index for if you're someone looking for a word.
    For the contributors: If you have to mention another non-newbie-familiar term, mention the post number where that term is explained and so on... (that's why there are post #'s)
    Let's get to it...







    BANNY'S POULTRY DICTIONARY [​IMG]
     
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Index:
    Breeding True - 6
    Landrace - 4
    Mutt - 3
    Purebred -3
    Running Even - 5
    Standard - 3
    Type- 7
    -Er, I was gonna do an index, but I left and came back just now and there's about 400 definitions on my thread here (It's quite Popular [​IMG] ) So I trust the overflow of poultry knowledge will hopefully assist you in your immediate need. Also, if you have a definition question ('what does RIR stand for?' etc), you can ask it here. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  3. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebreed- any chicken that has a standard!
    Mutt- any mix breed chicken
    Standard- the term used for the shape size color of a chicken
     
  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Landrace - a Breed other than the wild version that originated without any interference from man.
     
  5. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Running Even - (Genetics; Landrace (see #4)) When the genetics of various ancestors, after generations, begin to start breeding true (see #6).
     
  6. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Breeding True, True Breeding - When a certain type or color can reproduce itself in over 50% of it's offspring (e.i. Blue coloration)
     
  7. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Type - Refering to how a breed looks and what phycal qualities define a breed.
     
  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    can someone make the obrivaiations for chickens and what they mean

    Example-
    BBR OEGB-Black Brested Red Old English Game bantam

    i find soo many of these that i have no idea what breed people are talking about
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Breed:
    A group of birds that reproduce their own likeness in their offspring. A variety is a group within a breed that are distinguished by a difference of a single characteristic eg. feather colour or comb type.

    Chris
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Broiler:
    A young bird of either sex bred and grown specifically for highly efficient meat production. Broilers are usually killed at 5 to 7 weeks of age (alternative term - meat chicken).

    Chris
     

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