A cow is referred to as calving at the time of delivery.  How is a goat referred to at the time of birthing?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The birth process has different names for different animals, and the offspring have different names as well. Here is a list of some of the more common ones.

    Cow=calving, offspring is calf or calves

    Horse=foaling, offspring is foal (either gender) or colt (male) or filly (female)

    Goat=kidding, offspring is kid

    Sheep=lambing, offspring is lamb

    Donkeys, mules, & other members of the equine family: foaling, gender specific names as above

    Dogs=Whelping, offspring are called pups or puppies

    Wolves=same as dogs, offspring also called cubs

    Foxes (red, black, Arctic, Antarctic) whelping, offspring are called cubs or kitts

    Bears= bearing, offspring are called cubs

    Cats (domestic and wild, including all members of the Big Cat family) queening, offspring are called kittens or cubs, depending on species

    Primates (monkeys, chimps, orangutans, baboons, gorillas, etc.) delivery, offspring are called infants or babies.

    Whales and marine mammals, including seals, otters, sea lions, walrus, and dolphins- calving, offspring are called calves or pups, depending on species

     Elephants- calving, offspring are called calves

    Giraffe- same as elephants

    Beavers- kitting, offspring are called kitts

    Deer, Elk, Caribou, Moose, & Reindeer- fawning, offspring are called fawns

    Bison, Buffalo, Wildebeest, & Water Buffalo-calving, same name as domestic cows

    Hatching for all bird species, offspring name varies by species.









    Turkeys= Poults

    Alligators, Crocodiles, Platypus- hatching, offspring also varies by species

  • 4 weeks ago

    kidding i guess lol

  • 4 weeks ago

    It is called “kidding”.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago


    I'm not kidding. :-)

    A baby goat is a kid. Birthing a baby goat is called kidding.

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