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Cock & Hen: Bird Term of the Day

Expand your parrot vocabulary with the BirdChannel.com Bird Word of the Day.

A hen and a cock play together 
Among breeders especially, female birds are known as hens and male birds are known as cocks.  

Hen: (noun) The term for a female bird, more commonly used among professional bird breeders than pet owners.

Cock: (noun) The term for a male bird, more commonly used among professional bird breeders than pet owners.

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I think I'm ready to go beyond a first grade vocabulary list!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 4/18/2011 12:13:32 PM
Anyone who doesn't know what a cock and hen are, probably doesn't know what a bird is!
Barrie, Salisbury, MD
Posted: 8/13/2010 11:52:45 AM
keep the words comeing
Tommy, Pocatello, ID
Posted: 6/30/2010 7:48:42 AM
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