starstruck wrote:Well, I think Beyond was right!, 'cos all those duck babies in Moonlady's picture are actually ittle-bitty goosies . . . they're Canada Geese. Ducks certainly quack around where I live (and I'm sure they "kvack" over in Sweden too!), but wherever they are in the world, geese definitely honk!
It is a cute picture tho'
P.S. Orin, you goose doesn't honk, but sing. Our geese mostly hiss, to show their displeasure at people coming too close to them. At least they don't take me by the left leg. When they hiss at me, I step closer to them so that they have to back down!
Beyond wrote:No matter when,,,,goose and turkey, domesticated or wild, are a fowl way to celebrate something.
1540s, "guinea fowl" (Numida meleagris), imported from Madagascar via Turkey, by Near East traders known as turkey merchants. The larger North American bird (Meleagris gallopavo) was domesticated by the Aztecs, introduced to Spain by conquistadors (1523) and thence to wider Europe, by way of North Africa (then under Ottoman rule) and Turkey (Indian corn was originally turkey corn or turkey wheat in English for the same reason).
The word turkey was first applied to it in English 1550s because it was identified with or treated as a species of the guinea fowl. The Turkish name for it is hindi, lit. "Indian," probably via M.Fr. dinde (c.1600, contracted from poulet d'inde, lit. "chicken from India," Mod.Fr. dindon), based on the common misconception that the New World was eastern Asia.
Tess is looking quite nonplussed by these latest posts
This thread was originally about 'Pets' . . so what happened
Well, I think we are still close to the thread...some love pets to keep, some loves pet to eat
Ann, fret-ye-not, you are allowed to make a mistake (only ONE mind you!) . . you are able to identify all sorts of wonderful things in starscapes, so you are forgiven on this occasion for mistaking those geese (and you always have the excuse that the goslings do look very much like ducklings anyway . . it's really only their parents that give the game away!)
Ann, fret-ye-not, you are allowed to make a mistake (only ONE mind you!)
orin stepanek wrote:if she would pass some gas; that might save the ferret!
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