Poultry Show Abbreviations

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The first time you visit a poultry show, you may be baffled by all the abbreviations and terms that are used.  What do they all mean?  Study up on these commonly used ones so the next show you attend it will all make sense...

  1. LF - Large Fowl (A standard-sized chicken)
  2. B, BT, BTM - Bantam (A miniature chicken)
  3. WF - Waterfowl (Ducks & Geese)
  4. SF - Standard Fowl (A standard-sized chicken)
  5. APA - American Poultry Association
  6. ABA - American Bantam Association
  7. BB - Best of Breed
  8. BV - Best of Variety
  9. RB - Reserve of Breed (2nd place of Breed)
  10. RV - Reserve of Variety (2nd place of that feather coloring)
  11. C - Cock (Rooster older than 1 year old)
  12. K - Cockerel (Rooster younger than 1 year old)
  13.  H - Hen (Female older than 1 year old)
  14. P - Pullet (Female younger than 1 year old)
  15. YT - Young Trio (2 Pullets and a Cockerel)
  16. OT - Old Trio (2 Hens and a Cock)
  17. AOV - Any Other Variety
  18. AOB - Any Other Breed
  19. SC - Single Comb
  20. RC - Rose Comb
  21. Med. - Mediterranean
  22. Cont. - Continental
  23. Amer. - American
  24. R.C.C.L. - Rose Comb Clean Legged
  25. S.C.C.L. - Single Comb Clean Legged
  26. A.O.C.C.L. - All Other Combs Clean Legged
  27. A.O.S.B. - All Other Standard Breeds
  28. Ch. - Champion
  29. Res. - Reserve (Runner Up)
  30. ASA - American Serama Association
  31. O.E.G. - Old English Game (a breed of chicken)
  32. O.E.G.B. - Old English Game Bantam (a breed of chicken)
  33. AGB - American Game Bantam (a breed of chicken)
  34. NN - Naked Neck (a breed of chicken)
  35. RIR - Rhode Island Red (a breed of chicken)
  36. Fav - Faverolles
  37. DQ - Disqualification
  38. Blk - Black
  39. Wht - White
  40. BB Red or BBR - Black Breasted Red
  41. BLRW - Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
  42. SLW - Silver-laced Wyandotte
  43. GLW - Golden-laced Wyandotte
  44. CW - Columbian Wyandotte
  45. BCM - Black Copper Maran
  46. SPL - Splash
  47. GDW - Golden Duck Wing
  48. SDW - Silver Duck Wing
  49. DT - Double Tufted (often Araucana)
  50. ST- Single Tufted (often Araucana)
  51. CF - Clean Faced (often Araucana)
  52. DIS - Dead in Shell
  53. SQ - Show Quality
  54. Orp - Orpington

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