OMG! OEG, AOV, FCB BOB…. WTF? Some Poultry Acronyms explained

The world of poultry and poultry breeding is no different from any other hobby or pastime in that its littered with acronyms and abbreviations. They can all seem a bit daunting at first be it flicking through a show catalogue or perusing “For Sale” ads however, just like most acronyms, once you know what they mean it all becomes clear…. so here you go, a bluffers guide to Poultry Acronyms

Unsure of your FCB's and BPR's?

(and if I think of any more then I’ll add them on)

a

A/B – Antibiotic(s)

ACV – Apple Cider Vinegar

AI – Avian Influenza

AOC – Any Other Colour

AC – Any Colour

AOV – Any Other Variety

AV – Any variety

b

B/F – Believed Fertile

B/F – Bantam Fowl

B/L – Blue Laced

BOB – Best Of Breed

BPR – Barred Plymouth Rock

BQ – Breeder Quality

BR – Barred Rock

c

CLB – Cream Legbar

d

DO or do – Day Old

DIS – Death In Shell

DLM – Deep Litter Method

e

f

FAV – Faverolle

FCB – French Copper Black (Marans)

FOC – Free of Charge

FTGH – Free to Good Home

g

GL – Gold Laced

h

H.B or HB – Heavy Breed

H/F – Hard Feather

H5N1 – A particular strain of Avian Influenza

HPAI – High Pathogenic Avian Influenza

i

IB- Infectious Bronchitis

j

JG – Jersey Giant

k

 

l

L.B or LB – Light Breed

LDIS – Late Death In Shell

LF – Large Fowl

LPAI – Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

LS – Light Sussex

m

M/F – Male or Female

n

NCD – Newcastle Disease

NFM – Northern Fowl Mite

NHR – New Hampshire Red

NN – Naked Neck or Turken

NSQ – Not Show Quality

o

OEG – Old English Game

OEPF – Old English Pheasant Fowl

p

PC – Pea Comb

POL – Point Of Lay

PQ – Pet Quality

PR – Pair

PTS – Put to sleep

q

r

RB – Reserve Breed

RC – Rose Comb

RIR – Rhode Island Red

s

SC – Single Comb

S/F – Soft Feather

SQ – Show Quality

SL – Silver Laced

SS – Speckled Sussex

SX – Sussex

t

TB – True Bantam

TNN – Transylvanian Naked Neck or Turken

u

v

VMD-Veterinary Medicines Directorate

w

x

X-BATT – A rescued battery farmed hen/commercial flock hen due for termination 

y

z

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