- The donkey: the donkey and the donkey
- The duck and the duck
- The horse and the mare
- Goat and goat
- The pig: the boar and the sow
- Turkey and turkey
- Rabbit and rabbit
- The sheep: the sheep and the ram
- The chicken and the rooster
- The cow and the bull
Farm animals can be distinguished into dairy animals, poultry animals, meat-producing animals and animals used for transport and work.
The donkey: the donkey and the donkey
Donkeys are found all over the world. They are part of the equine family, which also includes horses. They look a lot like their cousins, but have long, flexible ears and tend to be smaller than horses. There are two main types of donkeys: wild donkeys and domestic donkeys. Domesticated donkeys, found especially on farms, vary in size, depending on how high they are. Males are called "donkeys" or "donkeys" and females are "donkeys" while their young are called "donkeys". Donkeys are very sociable. Domestic donkeys are usually used for their skin or for milk, but mostly as transport animals.
Note: The male is the donkey, the female is the donkey and the young is the donkey. Scream: the donkey brait.
The duck and the duck
Ducks are birds and are also called "waterbirds" because they are normally found in places with water, such as ponds, streams and rivers. They are from the same family as geese and swans. The duck is the smallest of them all. Ducks also have shorter wings and necks but a sturdy body. They can live from 2 to 12 years, depending on the breed. Ducks provide eggs and meat. Some ducks provide feathers, used as stuffing duvets and pillows. The feathers usually come from the duck.
Note: The male is the duck (halbran for the young wild male), the female is the duck and the small is the duckling. Scream: the duck quacks or cackling.
The horse and the mare
Horses and humans have an old relationship. The Asian nomads probably domesticated the first horses 4,000 years ago and animals remained essential to many human societies until the advent of the motor. Horses still occupy a place of honor in many cultures, often linked to heroic feats in war. There is only one species of domestic horse, but about 400 different breeds that specialize in everything, whether to pull a plow or to win a race. Today, the draft horse returns to vineyards and market gardens to work the land in a "soft" way: it is animal traction.
Note: The male is the horse, the female is the mare and the young is the foal. Scream: the horse neighs.
Goat and goat
Goats are mammals with horns and split hooves. There are two types of goats: domestic goats raised as farm animals and mountain goats living in steep rocky areas. Goats are members of the Goat subfamily, which also includes sheep and chamois. Female goats give birth to one or two kids in the spring, after a gestation period of 150 to 180 days. Goats give milk with which it is made different cheeses in particular.
Note: The male is the goat, the female is the goat and the small is the goat. Scream: goat cheetah, beast or chevrote.
The pig: the boar and the sow
The pig is a very intelligent farm animal. Like humans, the pig is omnivorous, which means they eat plants and other animals. Pigs have an excellent sense of smell. There are about 2 billion pigs in the world and farm pigs are mostly raised for meat. However, it is banned in some parts of the world because of religions. The pig serves as a base for all that is charcuterie, with the cult phrase "In the pig, everything is good"!
Note: The male is the boar, the female is the sow and the small is the piglet. Scream: the pig groans, grunts or whines.
Turkey and turkey
The turkey is the largest bird on the farm in the barnyard for using meat as meat. Turkeys are omnivorous. They feed on insects, plants, corn, wheat and seeds. The male raises his tail feathers to form a vertical fan shape when he courts the female. Turkeys are more colorful than females, like most birds. Their plumage comes in a variety of bronze, green or reddish colors.
Note: The male is the turkey, the female is the turkey and the small is the turkey. Scream: turkey gurgles or chuckles.
Rabbit and rabbit
The wild rabbit lives underground in burrows, but the domestic rabbit is reared in hutches. His flesh is much appreciated in cooking. Rabbits have long ears that can reach more than 10 cm. Rabbits have a lifespan of about 10 years. They are herbivores that tend to reproduce very quickly and this can be a headache for people living in agricultural areas where rabbits are considered pests. Beware, the rabbit is very often victim of myxomatosis which is fatal.
To note: The male is the rabbit, the female is the rabbit and the young is the rabbit. Scream: the rabbit squeaks or claps.
The sheep: the sheep and the ram
The sheep is an animal that has a thick fleece on her body: she is sheared every year to be transformed into wool for making. The average life of a sheep is about 7 years. The sheep should not be confused with the goat. They are different in many ways, sheep do not have for example a beard like goat. Most sheep are raised for meat and wool. Sheep's milk is different from cow's milk. It contains more protein and has a higher fat content. In France, milk is used to make different cheeses such as Roquefort for example.
Note: The male is the ram, the female is the sheep and the little one is the lamb. Scream: the sheep.
The chicken and the rooster
Man has been raising chickens for over 7000 years. They were first domesticated in India and China. Hens are raised mainly for their eggs and meat, but hens also make easy backyard animals to recycle kitchen waste. Hens eat almost everything: grass, insects, fruits, vegetables and leftovers.
Note: The male is the cock, the female is the chicken and the little is the chick. The hen cackles, clappers or chuckles.
The cow and the bull
The cow is a herbivorous mammal that mainly eats grass. Foods such as silage, soybean meal and other industrial flours are not the normal food for these animals, and this applies to all the animals presented above. There are more than a billion cattle in the world. Cows are raised for their meat and the milk that is the basis of dairy products.
Note: The male is the bull, the female is the cow and the little one is the calf. Scream: the cow grinds, bellows or bellows.