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I Corrected the Great Jack Hanna.. Hope He Isn't Mad! * Got a Reply*

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by speckledhen, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Watched a show of his in which a group of guineas was being chased across a field by a dog playfully. He said something about a "group of guinea hens". [​IMG] Now, I expect more of the great Jack Hanna! No way he should be calling the entire species "guinea hens" so I emailed him, complimented him on his shows, then gently corrected him by telling him the proper term was guinea fowl, that only the females were hens, the males were cocks and no one could tell the sex of a group of them running in the distance like that, though I realize many folks make that mistake. Then, I of course, wished him a fabulous 2012. Hope he isn't mad! Sorry, couldn't let it slide from someone like Jack Hanna, of all people, who really should know this. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Too funny! It will be interesting to see if he answers you.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    And I signed it with my name and "Moderator, Backyardchickens.com". Maybe Nifty will get some publicity out of it. [​IMG]
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Just ask if he says "peacocks", too. [​IMG] You may have just gotten yourself a new pen pal!
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    What if they all were actually hens? I haven't seen the show, so I am just asking [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They were running in across a field in the distance and there is NO way he could tell if they were male or female or a mix of the two. This was on someone else's preserve, not his.
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:Could he have known in advance that they were a group of hens maybe?

    I'd like to hear his response [​IMG] Keep us posted!

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm betting he just fell into the bad habit of calling all guineas "guinea hens". Will let you know if he admits he made a mistake or if he answers at all.
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    That is awesome...good for you!!!!!! I can't wait to hear if he responds! [​IMG]
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I guess thats like 95% of people saying they need to "worm" an animal. Why would you give an animal worms? I like to "deworm" my animals! [​IMG] I also raise pea fowl, you really don't want to correct everybody who calls a hen a peacock because thats how you would spend all your time!

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