Tuesday, August 30, 2005

City Slicker Learns Something New

Turns out Peabody, mother to Sweetpea, is called a peahen, not a peacock. In my defense, Wikipedia states that "In common English usage, however, "peacock" is used to mean any peafowl."

Doesn't this beg the question, why the rather masculine-sounding "Peabody"? Why not "Penelope", "Petunia" or "Prudence"?


  1. Anonymous10:06 PM

    Origionally, Peabody was thought to be a young male, hence the name.
    She might otherwise have been named "Sweetpea". But then, what would we have called the baby? Oh! Chickpea! We don't know yet if its a little rooster or a little hen but it does seem to understand Peafowl lingo.

  2. Btw, Eddie says Sweetpea is likely to have relationship issues with other chickens. ;-)