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8th Jun '18 3:19:08 PM EdnaWalker
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Lions are usually safe from this trope as very few viewers are ignorant to the well-known fact that lions, with their usually maned males and their maneless females, are practically inversions of FurryFemaleMane the species.
5th Jun '18 7:15:15 PM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeeMovie'':
** Played with, and played straight, in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. One scene involves Barry mentioning that the queen of one of the artificial hives being used to harvest honey for humans is a male bee crossdressing up as a woman.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeeMovie'':
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** Played with, and played straight, in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. One scene involves Barry mentioning that the queen of one of the artificial hives being used to harvest honey for humans is a male bee crossdressing up as a woman.
30th May '18 8:06:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' A Tail Of Two Kitties a female voice comes from a male mallard duck. Only males have green heads and brown and white bodies, females are brown and speckled.

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* In ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' ''Film/{{Garfield}}: A Tail Of Two Kitties Kitties'' a female voice comes from a male mallard duck. Only males have green heads and brown and white bodies, females are brown and speckled.



* There are multiple tortoiseshell tomcats in the ''[[Franchise/WarriorCats Warriors]]'' series, including at least one (Redtail) that fathered a kit. Only about one in three thousand tortoiseshells are male, and they're nearly always sterile.
* [[Creator/{{RichardScarry}} Richard Scarry's]] character Huckle is another male calico cat.



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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' has a few instances of this. A few male characters, such as the Rum Tum Tugger, Mungojerrie and sometimes Alonzo, are usually portrayed as either calico or tortoiseshell. While this does occasionally happen in cat breeding, it is extremely rare, and because having both orange and black coloring is a sex-linked trait, male cats with those colors are invariably sterile. (Which makes the Rum Tum Tugger's portrayal as a "ladies' cat" accidentally hilarious.)
** Not ''quite'' [[http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/can-calico-cats-be-male invariably,]] but close. Most males are hermaphrodites, hence the sterility. Those males that can reproduce, by the way, are chimeras-cases where two embryos fuse in the womb.
** Maybe that male calico is especially popular with the ladies who don't want another litter of kittens quite so soon ...
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** Similarly, Edie the Anglerfish in the original ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' was referred to as a he. Edie's gender was swapped for the sequel after this mistake was discovered.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' has a particularly egregious example of this one - one of the stages in Water Land is blocked off by a gigantic, apparently male anglerfish on the map; you get him to move by summoning a ''much, much smaller female anglerfish'' to lure him away. [[note]]On the other hand, Kirby games are rather strange in general and aren't set on Earth anyway (though Pop Star and Patch Land are fantasy counterparts to Earth), so it's not ''entirely'' out of place. Anglerfish aren't usually made of yarn either, after all.[[/note]]
** Glimmer the Anglerfish from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' also had the same mistake.

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** * Similarly, Edie the Anglerfish in the original ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' was referred to as a he. Edie's gender was swapped for the sequel after this mistake was discovered.
** * ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' has a particularly egregious example of this one - one of the stages in Water Land is blocked off by a gigantic, apparently male anglerfish on the map; you get him to move by summoning a ''much, much smaller female anglerfish'' to lure him away. [[note]]On the other hand, Kirby games are rather strange in general and aren't set on Earth anyway (though Pop Star and Patch Land are fantasy counterparts to Earth), so it's not ''entirely'' out of place. Anglerfish aren't usually made of yarn either, after all.[[/note]]
** * Glimmer the Anglerfish from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' also had the same mistake.



* Subverted with [[https://twitter.com/i/moments/953802591921672193 Rae the Doe's]] antlers, she's transgender.

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* Subverted with [[https://twitter.com/i/moments/953802591921672193 Rae the Doe's]] antlers, she's antlers. She's transgender.



* Mr. Twitches from ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue]]'' is a male calico cat. Tortoiseshell and calico cats are usually female. Male Calicos do exist but they're rare and have two X-chromosomes and one y-chromosome, also called 'Klinefelter's syndrome'
9th May '18 1:39:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* A [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furry]] Orangina ad had the [[PeacockGirl female "peacocks"]] with trains. Though that was not the only thing weird about that commercial.

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* A [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furry]] Orangina Advertising/{{Orangina}} ad had the [[PeacockGirl female "peacocks"]] with trains. Though that was not the only thing weird about that commercial.



* The trope quote comes from ''Fanfic/{{Princess}}'', a ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' fic. In its case it's justified. Roo and Julien are both transgender, explaining why they have characteristics associated with females on their species.

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* The trope quote comes from ''Fanfic/{{Princess}}'', a ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' fic. In its case it's justified. Roo and Julien (a lemur) are both transgender, explaining why they have characteristics associated with females on their species.



* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', the ballerina ostriches have black feathers, while in real life female ostriches have brown feathers.

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* ''Fantasia'':
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In ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', the ballerina ostriches have black feathers, while in real life female ostriches have brown feathers.



* Played with, and played straight, in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. One scene involves Barry mentioning that the queen of one of the artificial hives being used to harvest honey for humans is a male bee crossdressing up as a woman.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeeMovie'':
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Played with, and played straight, in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. One scene involves Barry mentioning that the queen of one of the artificial hives being used to harvest honey for humans is a male bee crossdressing up as a woman.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}} + Cats''. Just like in real life, male calicos exist but are extremely rare.



* Kestrel from ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' had the plumage of a male kestrel (brown back, grey head) but a female voice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'':
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Kestrel from ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' had the plumage of a male kestrel (brown back, grey head) but a female voice.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episodes ''Moon Farm'' and ''The Magnificent Few'', all the dairy cows are male.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episodes ''Moon Farm'' and ''The Magnificent Few'', all the dairy cows are male.



* Daisy Duck of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts apparantly has curved tail feathers, a trait exclusive only to male ducks.

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* Daisy Duck WesternAnimation/DaisyDuck of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'' apparantly has curved tail feathers, a trait exclusive only to male ducks.



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

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* ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'':
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The male anglerfish in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' is actually a female one with a decidedly male voice. Male anglerfish are incredibly small.
6th May '18 3:38:51 AM Smeagol17
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19th Apr '18 6:33:48 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* In ''Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes'', the cow that jumped over the moon is drawn with udders.
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* In ''Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes'', the cow that jumped over the moon is drawn with udders.
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17th Apr '18 5:05:33 PM Coolguy31
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* In ''Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes'', the cow that jumped over the moon is drawn with udders.
17th Apr '18 6:33:11 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* "Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon..."
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6th Apr '18 5:21:02 PM zarpaulus
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* Subverted with [[https://twitter.com/i/moments/953802591921672193 Rae the Doe's]] antlers, she's transgender.
4th Apr '18 3:27:58 PM GeheimnisGoth
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** There is also a technical example in both the series and [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} the films]] it's based on. Julien, a male ringtailed lemur, is ruler over all lemurs. In real life, lemur society is a matriarchy (a society ruled by females). Julien is also shown to be gender-confused at times, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} among other things]], and most of the other lemurs aren't especially bright either, so there's a good chance this is just some sort of mix-up. Male lemurs have extra claws on their wrists, which Julien appears to lack - probably just because of simplified cartoon anatomy, but ... Well, as a result it's become common {{Fanon}} to portray him as designated-female-at-birth {{transsexual}}. [[note]]The fanfic ''FanFic/{{Princess}}'' in particular does so, and has Joey sympathize with Julien's situation.[[/note]]

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** There is also a technical example in both the series and [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} the films]] it's based on. Julien, a male ringtailed lemur, is ruler over all lemurs. In real life, lemur society is a matriarchy (a society ruled by females). Julien is also shown to be gender-confused at times, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} among other things]], and most of the other lemurs aren't especially bright either, so there's a good chance this is just some sort of mix-up. Male lemurs have extra claws on their wrists, which Julien appears to lack - probably just because of simplified cartoon anatomy, but ... Well, as a result it's become common {{Fanon}} to portray him as designated-female-at-birth {{transsexual}}.{{transgender}}. [[note]]The fanfic ''FanFic/{{Princess}}'' in particular does so, and has Joey sympathize with Julien's situation.[[/note]]
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