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Animal Gender: Names of Male and Female Animals

Published Monday, June 12, 2006

Have you ever wondered what the gender name of an animal is, that you have come across sometime your life? Sometimes when people are not certain of the gender name of an animal, the animal is often referred to as “she” and “he” or the more common gender pronouns “male” and “female”. For some animals it is easy to differentiate if they are male or female not by their sex organ but by their size, color, sound etc. For example, males are generally smaller in many species of fishes and birds. Male birds are usually more colorful than their female counterpart so as to attract them.

An animal being male and female (which is genetically determined by the presence or absence of certain chromosomes) plays an important role in the continued existence of its respective specie by a process called sexual reproduction. This process involves the joining of male sex cells (male gamete, or sperm) and female sex cells (female gamete, the egg or ovum). Thus, to carry on their species, organisms must pass their genetic instructions on to the next generation - to their babies or young ones.

Some time ago we looked at some related topics such as: What group of animals are called, What animals sounds are called, The names of animals and their young, What group of people are called and What group of birds are called. In this week’s article the list below shows the names of some animals along with their corresponding male and female names.

A
alligator
Male: bull
Female: cow

alpaca
Male: stallion
Female:

ant
Male: gyne
Female: queen

anteater
Male: male
Female: female

antelope
Male: buck
Female: doe

ape
Male: male
Female: female

armadillo
Male: male
Female: female

ass
Male: dicky, jackass
Female: jenny, she-ass

B
baboon
Male: male
Female: female

badger
Male: boar
Female: sow

bat
Male: male
Female: female

bear
Male: boar
Female: sow, ursa

bee
Male: drone
Female: queen, queen-bee, worker

beetle
Male: male
Female: female

bird (general)
Male: cock
Female: hen

bison
Male: bull
Female: cow

bittern
Male: cock
Female: hen

boar
Male: boar
Female: sow

buffalo
Male: bull
Female: cow

butterfly
Male: male
Female: female

buzzard
Male: cock
Female: hen


C
camel
Male: bull, stallion
Female: cow, mare

cat
Male: tom, tomcat, gib, gib-cat
Female: puss, queen, tabby

cattle
Male: bull
Female: cow

cheetah
Male: male
Female: female

chicken
Male: cock, rooster
Female: biddy, hen

chimpanzee
Male: male
Female: female

cockroach
Male: male
Female: female

cod
Male: male
Female: female

coot
Male: cock
Female: hen

coyote
Male: dog
Female: bitch, gyp

crane
Male: cock
Female: hen

crocodile
Male: bull
Female: cow

D
deer
Male: buck, hart, stag
Female: doe, hind, roe, teg

dog
Male: dog
Female: bitch

dolphin
Male: bull
Female: cow

donkey
Male: dicky, jack, jack-ass
Female: jennet, jenny, she-ass

dove
Male: cock
Female: hen

duck
Male: drake
Female: duck
E
eagle
Male: male
Female: female

eel
Male: male
Female: female

elephant
Male: bull
Female: cow, koomkie

elk
Male: bull
Female: cow
F
falcon
Male: tercel, terzel
Female: falcon

ferret
Male: dog, hob, buck, jack
Female: doe, jill, bitch

finch
Male: cock
Female: hen

flamingo
Male: cock
Female: hen

fly
Male: male
Female: female

fox
Male: dog, reynard, vix
Female: vixen

frog
Male: male
Female: female
G
gerbil
Male: buck
Female: doe

giraffe
Male: bull
Female: cow, doe

gnat
Male: male
Female: female

gnu
Male: bull
Female: cow

goat
Male: billy, buck
Female: doe, nanny

goldfinch
Male: cock
Female: hen

goose
Male: gander, steg
Female: dame, goose

gorilla
Male: male
Female: female

greyhound
Male: dog
Female: bitch

grouse
Male: cock, gorcock
Female: hen, gorhen

guinea pig
Male: boar, buck
Female: doe, sow

gull
Male: cock
Female: hen

H
hamster
Male: buck
Female: doe

hare
Male: buck, jack
Female: doe, jill, puss

hawk
Male: tiercel
Female: haggard, hen

hedgehog
Male: boar
Female: sow

heron
Male: cock
Female: hen

hippopotamus
Male: bull
Female: cow

hog
Male: boar
Female: gilt, sow

horse
Male: sire, stallion, stud
Female: dam, mare

Human
Male: man
Female: woman

hummingbird
Male: cock
Female: hen

hyena
Male: dog
Female: bitch

I
impala
Male: buck
Female: doe

J


K
kangaroo
Male: boomer, buck, jack
Female: doe, flyer, jill, roo

koala
Male: male
Female: female

L
lark
Male: cock
Female: hen

lemur
Male: male
Female: female

leopard
Male: leopard
Female: leopardess

lion
Male: lion
Female: lioness

llama
Male: male
Female: female

lobster
Male: cock
Female: hen

locust
Male: male
Female: female

M
magpie
Male: cock
Female: hen

mallard
Male: drake
Female: duck

manatee
Male: bull
Female: cow

mink
Male: boar
Female: sow

mole
Male: male
Female: female

monkey
Male: male
Female: female

moose
Male: bull
Female: cow

mosquito
Male: male
Female: female

mouse
Male: buck
Female: doe

mule
Male: jack
Female: hinney

N
nighthawk
Male: cock
Female: hen

nightingale
Male: cock
Female: hen

O
opossum
Male: jack
Female: jill

ostrich
Male: cock
Female: hen

otter
Male: male
Female: female

ox
Male: bull, steer
Female: cow

P
panda
Male: boar
Female: sow

parrot
Male: cock
Female: hen

partridge
Male: cock
Female: chantrelle, hen

pelican
Male: cock
Female: hen

penguin
Male: male
Female: female

pig
Male: barrow, boar, hog
Female: gilt, sow

pheasant
Male: cock
Female: hen

pigeon
Male: cock
Female: hen

polar bear
Male: bear
Female: sow

polecat
Male: hob
Female: jill

porcupine
Male: boar
Female: sow

porpoise
Male: bull
Female: cow

possum
Male: jack
Female: jill

prairie dog
Male: boar
Female: sow

Q
quail
Male: cock
Female: hen

R
rabbit
Male: buck
Female: doe

raccoon
Male: boar
Female: sow

rat
Male: buck
Female: doe

raven
Male: cock
Female: hen

reindeer
Male: bull
Female: cow

rhinoceros
Male: bull
Female: cow

rook
Male: cock
Female: hen

S
salmon
Male: jack
Female: hen, raun

seal
Male: bull
Female: cow, matka

sea lion
Male: bull
Female: cow, matka

shark
Male: bull
Female: female

sheep
Male: ram, tup, wether
Female: ewe

skunk
Male: boar
Female:

snake
Male: male
Female: female

snipe
Male: cock
Female: hen

sparrow
Male: cock
Female: hen

spider
Male: male
Female: female

squirrel
Male: buck
Female: doe

starling
Male: cock
Female: hen

stork
Male: cock
Female: hen

swallow
Male: cock
Female: hen

swan
Male: cob
Female: pen

T
termite
Male: king, male
Female: queen, female

tiger
Male: tiger
Female: tigress

toad
Male: male
Female: female

trout
Male: jack
Female: shedder

turkey
Male: gobbler, tom, jack (young)
Female: jen, jenny (young)

turtle
Male: male
Female: female

turtle dove
Male: cock
Female: hen

U


V
viper
Male: male
Female: female

W
wallaby
Male: jack
Female: jill

walrus
Male: bull
Female: cow

wasp
Male: drone
Female: queen, worker

weasel
Male: buck, dog, hob, jack
Female: bitch, doe, jill

whale
Male: bull
Female: cow

widgeon
Male: drake
Female: duck

wild boar
Male: boar
Female: sow

wolf
Male: dog, he-wolf
Female: bitch, she-wolf

wombat
Male: jack
Female: jill

woodchuck
Male: he-chuck
Female: she-chuck

woodcock
Male: rooster
Female: hen

woodpecker
Male: cock
Female: hen

wren
Male: jenny
Female: jennywren

X


Y
yak
Male: bull
Female: cow, dri, nak
Z
zebra
Male: stallion
Female: mare

Related Articles:
Collective Nouns for Birds - What Group Of Birds Are Called
The Names of Animals and their Youngs
Collective Nouns of People
What Group Of Animals Are Called
What Animal Sounds Are Called

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Alpaca
Male: Macho
Female: Hembra

Peafowl:

Male: Peacock
Female: Peahen

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I believe eagles are incorrect...

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