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Animal Legends

Veterinary Reference Tables

Common Names for the Sex, Young, Group and Birthing of Animals.

Animal

Male

Female

Young

Group

Giving Birth

Antelope

buck

doe

kid

herd

kidding

Bear

boar

sow

cub

sleuth

cubbing

Beaver

boar

sow

pup

colony

m-

Bird

cock/stag

hen

fledging/

flock

hatching

 

 

 

nesting

 

 

Bison

bull

cow

calf

herd

calving

Bobcat

tom

lioness!

kitten

litter

nn

 

 

queen

 

 

 

Cat

tom

pussy/

kitten

clowder

queening

 

 

queen

 

 

 

Cattle

bull

cowlheifer

calf

herd/drove

calving

Chicken

rooster/

hen/pullet

chick

flock

hatching

 

cock

 

 

 

 

Deer

buck/stag

doe

fawn

herd

_m__-

Dog

dog

bitch

pUp/puppy

kennel

whelping

Donkey

jackass

jennetJ

colt

herd

foaling

 

 

jenneyass

 

 

 

Duck

drake

duck

duckling

flock

hatching

Elephant

bull

cow

calf

herd

calving

Fox

reynard

vixen

cub/pup

earth/skulk

pupping

Giraffe

bull

cow

calf

herd

calving

Goat

billylbuck

nanny

kid

trip

kidding

Goose

gander

goose

gosling

gagglelflock

hatching

Hog/Swine

boar

sow/gilt

piglet/shoat

herd/drove

farrowing

Horse

stallion/stud       mare/dam

foal

stable/herd

foaling

 

 

 

colt (male)

 

 

 

 

 

filly (female)

 

 

Kangaroo

buck!

doelflyer

joey

trooplherd

m_m

 

bommer

 

 

 

 

Lion

lionltom

lioness!

cub

pridelflock

whelping

 

 

she lion

 

 

 

Ostrich

cock

hen

chick

flock

hatching

Owl

owl

jenny/

howlet/owlet

flock

---on

 

 

howlet

 

 

 

Ox

steer

cow

stot

herd/drove

calving

Rabbit

buck

doe

kitten

colony

 

Rat

buck

doe

----

colony

 

Seal

bull

cow

pup

herdlhareml

 

 

 

 

 

rookery

 

Sheep

buck!ram

ewe/dam

Iamb!

flocklhurtle

lambing

 

 

 

lambkin

 

 

Turkey

tom

hen

poult

flock

hatching

Walrus

bull

cow

cub

herd

m_m

Whale

bull

cow

calf/cub/pup

herd/pod

pupping

Wolf

he-wolf

she-wolf

cub/pup

pack

whelping

Zebra

stallion

mare

colt

herd

foaling


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