Pronunciation?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by whytedragon, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. whytedragon

    whytedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    340
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2009
    Floresville, Texas
    I'm just curious, how do you pronounce some of these chicken breeds?
     
  2. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Which breeds?
     
  3. whytedragon

    whytedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    340
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2009
    Floresville, Texas
    Any, besides the ones that are easy...Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rock...the ones I see that are a little more difficult to know exactly how to say it. Like Cochin....how is that pronounced? Brahma? Marans?

    At some point i'd like to meet other BYC members, and don't want to sound like a fool, lol.
     
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    1,796
    42
    181
    Jan 20, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  5. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    641
    1
    141
    Aug 22, 2008
    Powhatan, VA 23139
    Hi,

    Here's how I pronounce them:

    Cochin = Koh-chin
    Brahma = Brah-mah
    Marans = Mah-ron
    Serama = Sehr-rah-mah
    Brabanter = Brah-ban-ter (this one might be bray-ban-ter, not sure)
    Creole = Cree-ol....

    etc....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  6. whytedragon

    whytedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    340
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2009
    Floresville, Texas
    Thanks, I would've gotten all of those wrong! lol
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    299
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:It isn't creole, it's crele, and is pronounced as a single syllable.

    Creole is indeed a word pronounced as you said, just isn't the name of a chicken variety.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Glad you asked. I often wonder myself about how to pronounce some of the breeds' names.
    Another thing that drives me nuts is when people use initials for their breed. What's with that on a forum of many levels of "chicken" experienced members. We get many NEW members every day, and they especially need consideration from all the members.
     
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    4,511
    16
    241
    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    How should capon be pronounced?

    As a Spanish teacher, I tend to pronounce things in Spanish and I want to say it (cah-POHN) but someone told me it should be said "CAY-pon"

    In English, how should it be said?
     
  10. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by