Anyone know what a Maurhen/Muarhen is?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by swedishfish, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in my city's production of Honk!, a musical about the ugly duckling. And I am a chicken! haha. Anyways, some people were asking questions about birds and I answered them. So now they know I'm crazy about birds, but I don't care [​IMG]. One question was what a Maurhen is. And I have no idea. I've looked in the dictionary and searched a few search engines. Anyone know?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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  3. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    A moorhen is a wild wading bird, sort of like a coot. Could this be what they are asking?


    Dang I type too slow.
     
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  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moorhen is what came to my mind as well.
     
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    um, I guess that makes sense. The bird in the play that's a "maurhen" is named "maureen" so maybe that's where it came from...play on words, you know? and a moorhen could make sense because Maureen is best friends with the duck who hatches the ugly duckling. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I LOVE coots; neat Dr Seuss birds. That would be a super fun costume to make--I'm pretty sure that moorhens have equally silly looking feet.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    coots... er maybe "snipes" [​IMG]
     
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  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Maybe they are talking about .... Marans
    The pronunciation of Marans, is Mah RANS .... ????
     
  9. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moor hen makes more sense than Maran. But thanks guys! And don't worry, I'm pretty experienced at hunting snipes.
     

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