Bilingual chickens & roosters

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by freddao, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. freddao

    freddao MommaHen

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    I wanted to share with everyone a bit of information that I have been pondering over.

    Roosters and chicks are bilingual. In english a rooster says Cock-a-doodle-doo and chicks say peep peep. We all know that. Well, In spanish roosters also say Ki-kiri-ki and chicks say pio pio. Our chickens are smarter than we think. ;) :rolleyes:
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    • Africaans: koekelekoe
    • Albanian: kikiriki
    • Basque: kikirriki
    • Belarusian: кукарэку (kukarekú)
    • Bosnian: kukuriku
    • Breton: kokaralur
    • Bulgarian: кукурику (kukuriku)
    • Catalan: kikkirikí, quiquiriquic
    • Chinese:
      • Cantonese: (gokogoko)
      • Mandarin: (gou gou)
    • Croatian: kukuriku
    • Czech: kykyryký
    • Danish: kykkeliky
    • Dutch: kukeleku
    • Estonian: kikerikii
    • Esperanto: kokeriko
    • Finnish: kukkokiekuu
    • French: cocorico
    • Gaelic: cuc-a-dudal-du
    • German: kickeriki
    • Greek: κουκουρίκου (koukouríkou)
    • Hebrew: קוקוריקו (kukuriku)
    • Hindi: (kukruukuu)
    • Hungarian: kukuriku
    • Icelandic: gaggala gaggala gú
    • Indonesian: kukurukukin
    • Italian: chicchirichí
    • Japanese: こけこっこう (kokekokkō)
    • Kashubian: kùkùk
    • Korean: 꼬끼요 (kkokkiyo)
    • Lithuanian: kakariekū
    • Macedonian: кукурику (kukurikú)
    • Norwegian: kykeliky
    • Polish: kukuryku
    • Portuguese: cucurucu
    • Punjabi: (kukroku), (kukrukaru)
    • Romanian: cucurigu
    • Russian: кукареку (kukarekú)
    • Serbian:
      • Cyrillic: кукурику
      • Latin: kukuriku
    • Spanish: quiquiriquí
    • Swedish: kuckeliku
    • Tagalog: kukaok
    • Thai: เอ้ก-อี-เอ้ก-เอ้ก (ake-e-ake-ake)
    • Turkish: kukuriku
    • Ukrainian: кукуріку (kukurikú)
    lol I think they are more than bi-lingual lol

    http://www.bootstrappin.com/2008/10/cock-a-doodle-doo-dialects-of-the-rooster/
     

  3. freddao

    freddao MommaHen

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    Hahaha Apyl you made me laugh! Isn't that neat!

    I tell you chickens are smarter than they look.
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Here you go.....
     

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  5. blblanchard

    blblanchard New Member

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    That's awesome!! I love them even more now. I didn't think that was possible.
     
  6. freddao

    freddao MommaHen

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    Oh yeh. That makes you love them even more!
     
  7. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    I knew this. My boyfriend is Dutch and I thought he was insane when he said roosters say kukeleku (coo-ca-la-coo.) Our hens were terrified whenever he'd yell coo-ca-la-coo they'd all run like a bat out of hell to the coop. It became a bit of a game. :rolleyes:

    I even wrote a silly article about it. http://theophanes.hubpages.com/hub/Bilingual-Roosters-They-Exist
     
  8. freddao

    freddao MommaHen

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    What a great article Weelittlechicken! That's too funny!
     
  9. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    Thanks freddao - It's nice being able to pass on my little ramblings in a way that can make others smile. :)