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27th May '16 12:30:55 PM DaibhidC
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* Invoked in the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' special "Gift of the Night Fury": After discovering that Fishlegs' dragon Meatlug has laid eggs, Ruffnut tells him "Your boy dragon is a girl dragon!"

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* Invoked in In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' special "Gift of the Night Fury": After Fury", after discovering that Fishlegs' dragon Meatlug has laid eggs, Ruffnut tells him "Your boy dragon is a girl dragon!"



* The ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' ChristmasEpisode ''Gift of the Night Fury'' has Fishlegs discover that Meatlug has laid eggs. He initially says "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint But male dragons don't lay eggs]]", but when it's explained to him that Meatlug's a girl, he decides that makes sense.
14th May '16 6:18:37 PM Unicorndance
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* She didn't get pregnant, but in ''WesternAmimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Bunny calls Abby the dog "he", despite being called "she" by her owners, and the fact that Abby is a girls' name.


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* In ''WesternAmimation/MillyMolly'', Brian has a DisneyDeath ads he is thought to have been eaten by Marmalade the cat. He is temporarily replaced by another mouse, who turns out to be a female named Brioni and they have babies.
14th May '16 5:00:18 PM Unicorndance
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* Later, she names three of the kittens Molly, Holly and Polly, but it turns out they are toms, and "Polly" gets renamed Ollie.
* In ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Hard Luck'', Greg's aunt Gretchen's rabbit is thought to be a buck, but she has babies.
* In ''Literature/DelilahDarlingIsInTHeClassroom'', Delilah babysits the hamsters Polly and Dolly, but they have babies as it turns out Polly was actually a Wally.
10th May '16 10:45:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kevin the giant bird from Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', although the actual pregnant part is skipped over and we just see the chicks. The main characters keep calling her "Kevin" even after discovering that she's female, though they do at least switch pronouns.
** In fact, there was [[http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/06/11/up-director-reveals-secret-deleted-subplot-and-the-egg-on-carls-face/ a subplot]] where Carl had to protect Kevin's egg from Muntz because it could make you [[FountainOfYouth grow young]]. Despite the interest the plot thread generated, it was dropped from the film for being "too bizarre".
* Kiara at the very beginning of ''Disney/{{The Lion King II|SimbasPride}}''.
** Also a sort of meta example: there was at least one tie-in book that talked about Simba and Nala's ''son,'' but the sequel only gives them one female cub.
** Particularly confusing for fans, as Disney gave the lion cubs distinct sexual dimorphism in the form of a break in the light belly fur at the neck for the males. At the end of [[Disney/TheLionKing the original film]], Simba and Nala's cub shows this break in the belly fur, indicating a male. By the next film, all indication or mention of the male has disappeared, and Kiara is shown with unbroken light belly fur.

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* Kevin the giant bird from Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', although the actual pregnant part is skipped over and we just see the chicks. The main characters keep calling her "Kevin" even after discovering that she's female, though they do at least switch pronouns.
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pronouns. In fact, there was [[http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/06/11/up-director-reveals-secret-deleted-subplot-and-the-egg-on-carls-face/ a subplot]] where Carl had to protect Kevin's egg from Muntz because it could make you [[FountainOfYouth grow young]]. Despite the interest the plot thread generated, it was dropped from the film for being "too bizarre".
* Kiara at the very beginning of ''Disney/{{The Lion King II|SimbasPride}}''.
**
II|SimbasPride}}'' is presumed to be male by Timon and Pumbaa. Also a sort of meta example: there was at least one tie-in book that talked about Simba and Nala's ''son,'' but the sequel only gives them one female cub.
** Particularly
cub. It's particularly confusing for fans, as Disney gave the lion cubs distinct sexual dimorphism in the form of a break in the light belly fur at the neck for the males. At the end of [[Disney/TheLionKing the original film]], Simba and Nala's cub shows this break in the belly fur, indicating a male. By the next film, all indication or mention of the male has disappeared, and Kiara is shown with unbroken light belly fur.



* In ''I Remember Mama'' one of the girls has a cat named "Elizabeth". Even when told that he is a tom, she [[GenderBlenderName refuses to change it]].



* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' book where Jessi is petsitting and thinks that a fat old male hamster is sick, so she takes "him" to the vet...

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* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'':
** There is a
book where Jessi is petsitting and thinks that a fat old male hamster is sick, so she takes "him" to the vet...



* L.M. Montgomery's ''[[Literature/AnneofGreenGables Rilla of Ingleside]]'' contains a cat the Blythes call "Jack Frost" and think is male until it has kittens. (They still refer to "him" with the masculine pronoun, though, since it's become habit by this point.)

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* L.M. Montgomery's ''[[Literature/AnneofGreenGables ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Rilla of Ingleside]]'' contains a cat the Blythes call "Jack Frost" and think is male until it has kittens. (They still refer to "him" with the masculine pronoun, though, since it's become habit by this point.)



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Lassie}}'', Timmy rescues an injured chicken he found by the side of the road, nurses it back to health and names it Clementine. Halfway through the episode, the family begins to realize that Clementine is actually a fighting cock.

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* * ''Series/{{Lassie}}'':
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In an episode of ''Series/{{Lassie}}'', episode, Timmy rescues an injured chicken he found by the side of the road, nurses it back to health and names it Clementine. Halfway through the episode, the family begins to realize that Clementine is actually a fighting cock.



* In the stage play (and book, and film) ''I Remember Mama'', the youngest daughter's beloved cat, "Elizabeth", is revealed by the girl's brother to be a tom. When the girl presses him on how he found this out, he says "I looked!" before their mother shushes him.
** And the cat is promptly renamed "Uncle Elizabeth".
** There are now at least two coffee houses and a women's rock band called Uncle Elizabeth.

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* In the stage play (and book, and film) ''I Remember Mama'', the youngest daughter's beloved cat, "Elizabeth", is revealed by the girl's brother to be a tom. When the girl presses him on how he found this out, he says "I looked!" before their mother shushes him.
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him. And the cat is promptly renamed "Uncle Elizabeth".
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Elizabeth". There are now at least two coffee houses and a women's rock band called Uncle Elizabeth.



* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', genders were not displayed for most Pokémon. In ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' - compatible with the first - they were. Woe betide any Pokémon who is given a gender-specific nickname in the first gen and traded to the second.
** This is particularly bad because the obvious response - changing the poor 'mon's name - isn't available to a Pokémon who has been traded to a different-Generation game (although you ''can'' just trade it back to its original game and rename it, though).
*** Not to mention the poor female Mr. Mime...
*** Which is only an issue for games that use the English or French names. All other names for it are gender-neutral.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', genders were not displayed for most Pokémon. In ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' - compatible with the first - they were. Woe betide any Pokémon who is given a gender-specific nickname in the first gen and traded to the second.
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second. This is particularly bad because the obvious response - changing the poor 'mon's name - isn't available to a Pokémon who has been traded to a different-Generation game (although you ''can'' just trade it back to its original game and rename it, though).
*** Not to mention the poor female Mr. Mime...
*** Which is only an
though). Certain Pokemon also had this issue for games that use the English or French names. All other names for it are gender-neutral.on a species wide basis (for example "Mr. Mime" is masculine, though it's Japanese name isn't).



* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]]'s cat is named Mr. Kitty. Then came the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cat Orgy]]". Where it goes into heat... After that, she's just called "Kitty".
** The FAQ on South Park Studios claims that Kitty is actually a hermophrodite, although this is certainly just something they came up with to explain away any gender inconsistencies rather than something the writers actually take seriously.

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* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]]'s cat is named Mr. Kitty. Then came the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cat Orgy]]". Where it goes into heat... After that, she's just called "Kitty".
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"Kitty". The FAQ on South Park Studios claims that Kitty is actually a hermophrodite, although this is certainly just something they came up with to explain away any gender inconsistencies rather than something the writers actually take seriously.



* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': "Lamar wasn't a Lamar, he was a Lauren!"
** Noticeably, Lamar is a leech.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': "Lamar wasn't a Lamar, he was a Lauren!"
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Lauren!" Noticeably, Lamar is a leech.
25th Mar '16 3:04:12 PM Geodude6
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So you have a pet and you love him dearly. Let's call him George. One day, you notice that George has put on weight and isn't moving as easily as he used to. Worried, you rush George to the veterinarian, expecting to hear the worst. You're ready for just about everything except what you hear -- your "George" is actually a Georgette, and she's pregnant. Oops.

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So you have a pet and you love him dearly. Let's call him George. One day, you notice that George has put on weight and isn't moving as easily as he used to. Worried, you rush George to the veterinarian, expecting to hear the worst. You're ready for just about everything except what you hear -- your "George" is actually a Georgette, Georgia, and she's pregnant. Oops.
31st Jan '16 9:20:01 AM SomeRandomBastard
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Can easily be TruthInTelevision for rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, as well as cats. There are very few coat patterns exclusive to male cats (Ginger usually being a good way to tell, and even then, female cats with Ginger coats sometimes appear), and it takes some experience to be able to identify a cat's genitalia except in particularly blatant cases. The reverse situation is equally common - veterinarians find it just as frequent to let cat owners know that their cat is male when they thought it was female. Both situations commonly occur with rabbits and guinea pigs as it's hard to identify their genitalia as well. It's also difficult to sex a snake without sticking a metal prod up their cloaca (which should only be done by vets or herpetologists, as laymen risk hurting the poor snake). If it goes all the way in, it's a boy. If it gets about 1cm in before you hit something, it's a girl.

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Can easily be TruthInTelevision for rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, as well as cats. There are very few coat patterns exclusive to male cats (Ginger [[labelnote:*]]Ginger usually being a good way to tell, and even then, female cats with Ginger coats sometimes appear), appear. Conversely, tricolor cats are nearly always female, with extremely rare exceptions.[[/labelnote]], and it takes some experience to be able to identify a cat's genitalia except in particularly blatant cases. The reverse situation is equally common - veterinarians find it just as frequent to let cat owners know that their cat is male when they thought it was female. Both situations commonly occur with rabbits and guinea pigs as it's hard to identify their genitalia as well. It's also difficult to sex a snake without sticking a metal prod up their cloaca (which should only be done by vets or herpetologists, as laymen risk hurting the poor snake). If it goes all the way in, it's a boy. If it gets about 1cm in before you hit something, it's a girl.
29th Jan '16 9:10:32 PM SaraJaye
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** In a later installment of the ''Little Sister'' spinoff, Karen's class gets a second guinea pig they name Everett. A few people point out how fat Everett is until they discover "he" is going to have babies and change the name to Evelyn. The rest of the subplot is about raffling off the baby guinea pigs to kids in both Ms. Colman and Mr. Berger's classes.
27th Dec '15 12:24:47 AM shawnvw
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->'''Padre Bateleur''': How do you sex such a dangerous animal?

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->'''Padre Bateleur''': How do you sex[[note]]"Sex"" as a verb means "to determine the sex such of". [[/note]]such a dangerous animal?


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* Reversed in the ''{{Lensman}}'' novels, when the benevolent aliens demonstrate their precognitive powers by telling the hero that he will encounter an immature female creature named "Thomas". At the end of the book, he does meet a kitten whose owner had believed her to be male.
8th Dec '15 3:19:20 PM DaibhidC
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*The ''Gloomsbury'' episode "The Theory and Practice of Hanky Panky" opens with Vera Sackcloth-Vest and her husband Henry Mickleton discussing how surprised they were that their dog Captain had puppies. In keeping with the genderfluid nature of the household, they continue to refer to Captain by male pronouns throughout.
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4th Dec '15 1:39:03 AM Andygal
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** Also, the Pokémon Azurill has an uneven sex ratio, and is more likely to be female than male. Its evolution, Marill, however, has a fifty-fifty sex ratio, so female Azuril can become male when they evolve. This can be a problem for nicknamed Azurill. This was fixed in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''; female Azurills remain female after evolution no matter what their hidden stats say.

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** Also, the Pokémon Azurill has an uneven sex ratio, and is more likely to be female than male. Its evolution, Marill, however, has a fifty-fifty sex ratio, so female Azuril can [[GenderBender become male male]] when they evolve. This can be a problem for nicknamed Azurill. This was fixed in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''; female Azurills remain female after evolution no matter what their hidden stats say.
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