Terminologies of Poultry & Companion Animals

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Rooster/cock

matured male chicken

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Hen

matured female chicken

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Chick

young bird (chicken); newly hatched

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Cockerel

young male chicken

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Pullet

young female chicken; less than one year old

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Straight run chicks

young chicks of either sex

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Broiler

type of chicken raised for meat

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Layer

type of chicken raised for egg

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Fryer

type of chicken harvested at 1 kg or less

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Incubation

process of hatching fertile eggs

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Brooding

providing heat to newly hatched chicks

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Oviposition

act of laying egg

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Threading

act of mating in fowls

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Caponization

removal of testes

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Poulardization

removal of ovary

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Dubbing

removal of comb

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Debeaking

removal of upper portion of beak to prevent cannibalism

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Dewattling

removal of wattle

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Drake

matured male duck

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Hen

matured female duck

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Duckling

young of either sex (duck)

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Gander

matured male goose

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Hen

matured female goose

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Gosling

young of either sex (goose)

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Cob

matured male swan

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Pen

matured female swan

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Cygnet

young of either sex (swan)

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Tom/Gobbler

matured male turkey

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Hen

matured female turkey

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Poult

young of either sex (turkey)

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Cock

matured male pigeon

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Hen

matured female pigeon

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Squab

young/meat (pigeon)

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Keets

young of either sex (guinea fowl)

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Butch

male dog

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Bitch

female dog

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Puppy

young dog of either sex

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Whelping

parturition in dogs

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Copulation

mating in dogs

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Pack

group of dogs

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Tom

male cat

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Queen

female cat

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Queening

parturition in cats

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Clowder

group of cats

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Kitten

young cat of either sex

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