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2nd Aug '16 12:27:46 AM Willowwisp
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* Lana from the comics/animated show ''WesternAnimation/AnimalCrackers'' was a lioness. With a mane.

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* Lana from the comics/animated show ''WesternAnimation/AnimalCrackers'' was a lioness. With a mane.A although in very rare cases lionesses can grow manes because of a genetic mutation.



** The kangaroo Joey, who clearly a male kangaroo, sports a pouch that one of the title penguins actually falls into. To be perfectly clear, the pouch is for carrying the kangaroo's young, and is only found on females. One episode features a bunch of apparently male hornets with stingers.

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** The kangaroo Joey, who clearly a male kangaroo, sports a pouch that one of the title penguins actually falls into. To be perfectly clear, the pouch is for carrying the kangaroo's young, and is only found on females. One episode features a bunch of apparently male hornets with stingers.(is it that hard to research?)



** Played straight in the above quote; when Perry and Candace [[FreakyFridayFlip switch bodies]] in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?", Candace somehow can sweat milk, something that ''female'' platypi do. Since Perry is said to be male, either their genders somehow switched when their minds switched or the Flynn-Fletchers need to change veterinarians. However, that second theory does raise the question of why Perry would go along with the misunderstanding with his boss and his nemesis. And a later episode ("Primal Perry") shows that Perry has venomous ankle barbs, something only male platypi have.

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** Played straight in the above quote; when Perry and Candace [[FreakyFridayFlip switch bodies]] in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?", Candace somehow can sweat milk, something that ''female'' platypi do. Since Perry is said to be male, either their genders somehow switched when their minds switched or the Flynn-Fletchers need to change veterinarians. However, that second theory does raise the question of why Perry would go along with the misunderstanding with his boss and his nemesis. And a later episode ("Primal Perry") shows that Perry has venomous ankle barbs, something only male platypi have.(confuse writers or simple comedy?)



* Abused quite a bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hero108}}''. For example, in "Peacock Castle" the team face off against a mesmerizing yet vain peacock queen. She and all her brethren are presented with the spectacular plumage of the male, but are all depicted as females (coupled with the fact that there are no plain peafowl present also suggest that they are all hermaphodites). Also in "Sheep Castle" the sheep leader has horns but presented as female.

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* Abused quite a bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hero108}}''. For example, in "Peacock Castle" the team face off against a mesmerizing yet vain peacock queen. She and all her brethren are presented with the spectacular plumage of the male, but are all depicted as females (coupled with females, it is common to portray peacock's,no matter the fact that there gender as colourful birds but only males are no plain peafowl present also suggest that they are all hermaphodites). Also a bundle of colours in order to attract mates."Sheep Castle" castle" the sheep leader has horns but presented as female.



* The male anglerfish in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' is actually a female one with a decidedly male voice.

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* The male anglerfish in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' is actually a female one with a decidedly male voice.M ale angler fish are incredibly small.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'', the main character's adoptive father is a case of this, as her father is a male mosquito who has an entire episode around the fact that he sucks blood. This is never brought up, despite the show's tendency to throw in random facts about insects and such.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'', the main character's adoptive father is a case of this, as her father is a male mosquito who has an entire episode around the fact that he sucks blood. This is never brought up, despite the show's tendency to throw in random facts about insects and such.(common misconception)



** The show has a male hyena in a leadership position. Real life spotted hyenas are led by females and males are very low ranking.
*** WMG suggests they are a rogue clan.

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** The show has a male hyena in a leadership position. Real life spotted hyenas are led by females and males are very low ranking.
*** WMG suggests
ranking but we have yet to see female hyena in janja's clan,wich might suggest they are a rogue clan.
4th Jul '16 8:11:00 PM sparkles38
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** Another cast member is a female bull. It's healthier to assume they're separate species in this universe.
** And if it wasn't confusing enough, one episode uses the idea that he's a steer (a castrated bull) as a plot point.
4th Jul '16 8:09:49 PM sparkles38
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Frequently, people will associate an animal with the secondary sexual characteristics only found in one sex ([[NonMammalMammaries no, not those--usually]]), and end up applying them to both sexes.



** WordOfGod says the did this because [[RuleOfFunny "it's funny."]][[note]]Which only serves to illustrate the potential for things to go horribly wrong when this rule is not used judiciously.[[/note]]

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** WordOfGod says the did this because [[RuleOfFunny "it's funny."]][[note]]Which only serves to illustrate the potential for things to go horribly wrong when "]] He was probably saying this rule is not used judiciously.[[/note]]to hide the real reason- in RealLife [[LadyLooksLikeADude cows]] are mistaken for coming in both genders and being a separate species from bulls!
4th Jul '16 4:48:55 PM Lymantria
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** Similarly, Edie the Anglerfish in the original ''Feeding Frenzy'' was referred to as a he. Edie's gender was swapped for the sequel after this mistake was discovered.

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** Similarly, Edie the Anglerfish in the original ''Feeding Frenzy'' ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' was referred to as a he. Edie's gender was swapped for the sequel after this mistake was discovered.
30th Jun '16 9:09:10 PM sparkles38
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Frequently, small children will associate an animal with the secondary sexual characteristics only found in one sex ([[NonMammalMammaries no, not those--usually]]), and end up applying them to both sexes.

This leads to a lot of ViewerGenderConfusion when you see male "cows" with udders, male calico or tortoiseshell cats[[note]]calico and tortoiseshell males do exist, but they either have a genetic defect--XXY chromosomes--and are usually sterile, or are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28genetics%29 chimeras]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_%28genetics%29 mosaics]]; and thus are extremely rare and extremely valuable[[/note]] [[PeacockGirl female "peacocks" with trains]], male kangaroos with pouches, red female cardinals, lionesses with manes, blood-drinking male mosquitoes, and so on. Prehistoric and extinct animals aren't immune; many times you'll see a "female" ''[[PteroSoarer Pteranodon]]'' with a long crest (an exclusively male trait). Barring the theory that perhaps these characters are meant to be {{transgender}}, we have to assume this is pure artistic license.

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Frequently, small children people will associate an animal with the secondary sexual characteristics only found in one sex ([[NonMammalMammaries no, not those--usually]]), and end up applying them to both sexes.

This leads It's hard not to a lot of ViewerGenderConfusion [[TheWoobie feel sorry]] for RealLife [[LadyLooksLikeADude cows]] when you see hear people mistakenly referring to them as him. Confusions like these and others lead to writers having no choice but to make male "cows" with udders, male calico or tortoiseshell cats[[note]]calico and tortoiseshell males do exist, but they either have a genetic defect--XXY chromosomes--and are usually sterile, or are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28genetics%29 chimeras]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_%28genetics%29 mosaics]]; and thus are extremely rare and extremely valuable[[/note]] [[PeacockGirl female "peacocks" with trains]], male kangaroos with pouches, red female cardinals, lionesses with manes, blood-drinking male mosquitoes, and so on. Prehistoric and extinct animals aren't immune; many times you'll see a "female" ''[[PteroSoarer Pteranodon]]'' with a long crest (an exclusively male trait). Barring the theory that perhaps these characters are meant to be {{transgender}}, we have to assume this is pure artistic license.
30th Jun '16 7:03:05 PM Keniko
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*** WMG suggests they are a rogue clan.
30th Jun '16 6:55:41 PM Keniko
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*** It's only mentioned that he ''should'' have the ankle barbs, he never uses, shows, or otherwise makes reference to them at any other time. As a pet it's possible they were removed (if that's possible), but this troper took it as a hint at Perry's real gender. His keeping quiet can be attributed to him simply not caring. After all, he's just a platypus.
30th Jun '16 6:44:41 PM Keniko
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** I wouldn't say it's common, the only examples I've seen are on the WMG page, and in a single fanfiction possibly inspired by said WMG.
27th Jun '16 11:51:11 AM sparkles38
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Frequently, people will associate an animal with the secondary sexual characteristics only found in one sex ([[NonMammalMammaries no, not those--usually]]), and end up applying them to both sexes.

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Frequently, people small children will associate an animal with the secondary sexual characteristics only found in one sex ([[NonMammalMammaries no, not those--usually]]), and end up applying them to both sexes.
17th Jun '16 5:41:13 AM erforce
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-->--'''Candace Flynn''' while [[FreakyFridayFlip in Perry the Platypus's body]], ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''[[note]] Platypuses/platypi/platypeople/platypodes actually ''do'' sweat milk, but [[ItMakesSenseInContext she's in the body of]] a ''male,'' making it this trope. [[/note]]

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-->--'''Candace -->-- '''Candace Flynn''' while [[FreakyFridayFlip in Perry the Platypus's body]], ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''[[note]] Platypuses/platypi/platypeople/platypodes actually ''do'' sweat milk, but [[ItMakesSenseInContext she's in the body of]] a ''male,'' making it this trope. [[/note]]



** Glimmer the Anglerfish from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' also had the same mistake.

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** Glimmer the Anglerfish from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' also had the same mistake.
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