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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:
 

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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/
 

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

I tell you chickens are smarter than they look.
 

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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
 
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