Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you know?

At MLF, "learning can be fun!"

Here are just two fun facts...
Did you know that chicks are born with an egg tooth? An egg tooth is a temporary tooth that projects from the beak used to break out of the egg. Within 12 to 24 hours after the chick hatches the egg tooth will dry and fall off.

You can see the mark on this little chick left after the egg tooth fell off.

Fact #2...
Only the male peafowl is called a peacock. The female is called a peahen. Here Farmer Aaliyah is holding a peachick. Together peacocks, peahens and peachicks are called peafowl. So next time you see a peafowl don't be quick to shout "there's a peacock!" You just may be looking at a peahen.

Oh well, I can't control myself. Here's another fun fact...Fact #3...The easiest way to tell between the peacock and the peahen is by their neck feathers. The India Blue peafowl, the peacock has a blue neck with the peahen having a green neck.

See how much fun that was! :)

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