We’ve seen lots of ducklings and goslings recently. Must be their time to hatch. Of course, we also see lots of pheasants, some as road kill. But it’s been a while since we’ve seen a baby pheasant. I wonder when they breed and hatch. I also wonder what they’re called? My older daughter insists it’s “pheaslings” and whether or not we will ever find out its real name, that’s what she will call them. She even insisted that some ducklings were pheaslings. And she does have her glasses on.
You don’t think about animal names when you are not exposed to them regularly. Do baby pheasants have a special name? What about baby badgers and hedgehogs? Is it possible that there are some obscure names for them that we are not aware of?
Believe me, I have worse obsessions than this, but words are interesting. Our language is constantly evolving and words are added everyday. So, if there is not a word for baby pheasant, then we’ll have to use “pheasling”.