Questions on, SS, BA, BR and all the other Initials

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ginbart, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Being new at chickens, I do a lot of reading on BYC and sometimes I see all these initials and have no idea what they are. Could we start a list and everyone who knows what they are let us newbes know. Thanks.
    I will do the ones I know, hope I have the spelling right. LOL I will add the ones I've seen and maybe you could tell us what they are. Thanks

    SS = specked Sussex

    RIR = Rhode Island Red

    EE = Easter Egger

    BR = Barron Rock, not sure of the spelling on that one ?

    BA =

    SLW =

  2. Alexis

    Alexis Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    BA = Black Australorp

    SLW = Silver Laced Wyandotte

    GLW = Gold Laced Wyandotte

    BR= Barred Rock
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    SS = specked Sussex

    RIR = Rhode Island Red

    EE = Easter Egger

    BR = Barred rock

    BA = Black Australorp

    SLW = Silver Laced Wyandot

    BO = Buff Orpington
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    SF- Salmon Faverolles
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandottes

    OEG - Old English Game
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    What is blue andalusians?
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Since BA is sorta taken, I would refer to blue andalusians as . . . blue andalusians.

    Pretty much its the most popular breeds that people go on and abbreviate. It's not a technical thing just a sort of shorthand.

  8. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    I sure would like to see a pic of each of these different types so I could get to know them by sight.
  9. ChickaD

    ChickaD Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    NHR = New Hampshire Red
    SSH = Silver Spangled Hamburg
    not sure what the abbrev is for white leghorn, brown leghorn...WL, BL or are those taken?
    not sure about Anconas..I guess just spell it out

    Lobzi, if you check out the websites for Murray McMurray Hatchery or My Pet Chicken Hatchery, they have neat pictures and descriptions for all the breeds they sell, chick and adult pics....I'm sure there are other sites BYC members can recommend as well.

    WARNING: It can be fairly addictive to see all the beautiful breeds available [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass

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