If Male Cows And Moose Are Called Bulls, Then Why Is A Female Cow A Heifer, And A Female Moose A Cow?

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nettie Profile
nettie answered
Perhaps they just change places, you think, because I don't know......SMILE and right now I feel like being silly....
thanked the writer.
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Cow/moose milking, ummm, don't see that one happening, lol ^_^
John
John commented
Did you know they milk camels for a food source.one man is trying to adapt the camel as a herd animal and make camel milk ice cream,cheese,butter.
Hello Boss Profile
Hello Boss answered
In the first place, there are no such things as Male COWS, they are Bulls or Steers or just Cattle. Cows give milk. A young cow is called a Heifer until they are bred ten they are just Cows. We don't breed or milk female Moose, Well MOST of us don't anyway. Don't know about those Canadians though.
Lynne Dwyer Profile
Lynne Dwyer answered
Hey, men named the animals, what more could you expect. They weren't that educated back then. Or now.
james caison Profile
james caison answered
In an effort to offend other countries besides Canada, I will say in Japan they are called
"Cow- a- sockees"
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
Since you girls don't seem to know, I guess the men will have to educate you - again. A female cow is only a heifer until the bull takes an interest in her and she drops her first calf, then she becomes a cow.
Jay Hay Profile
Jay Hay answered
Because, on that late and lonely night, when the ingenious linguist named them, he couldn't remember the phrase.. Here kitty, here kittty? Maybe a case of trans-gender ahead ot its time..LOL

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