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Old 11 November 2017, 01:42 AM
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Old 11 November 2017, 01:43 AM
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Just to continue the lesson, a cow is a female cattle that has birthed (or is gravid IMS). A virgin female cattle is a heifer.
I think she's a heifer until she actually gives birth for the first time; but I might be wrong.

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I understand the terminology, but my problem with this is that (at least to my ear) "cattle" is plural. What's a singular cattlum called?
No idea. My guess is that if there's only one you're supposed to know; or else to guess from the context. -- you could say 'one head of cattle'. I think that's the closest there is to a generic singular.

-- if you want to further confuse matters, if you go back far enough 'cattle' can be any domestic animal.
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