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20th Aug '17 5:44:26 PM Fireblood
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->'''Padre Bateleur''': How do you sex[[note]]"Sex"" as a verb means "to determine the sex of". [[/note]]such a dangerous animal?

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->'''Padre Bateleur''': How do you sex[[note]]"Sex"" as a verb means "to determine the sex of". [[/note]]such [[/note]] such a dangerous animal?
26th Jul '17 6:16:02 PM Unicorndance
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* In the children's book ''Mr Cat'', a man's cat named "Mr Cat" is revealed to be female when she has kittens, possibly with the crazy grey cat next door. However, she is still called [[GenderBlenderName "Mister".]]
26th Jul '17 6:11:43 PM Unicorndance
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May go the other way: a pet thought to be female is revealed to be male. Obviously, if that happens, it isn't likely to involve [[MisterSeahorse a pregnancy]], but you may begin to suspect things are off if she goes for a very long stretch without having babies. (And 'she' could of course be found out by getting ''another'' animal pregnant).

Can easily be TruthInTelevision for rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, as well as cats. There are very few coat patterns exclusive to male cats [[note]]Ginger usually being a good way to tell, and even then, female cats with ginger coats sometimes appear. Conversely, tricolor cats are nearly always female, with extremely rare exceptions.[[/note]], 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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May go the other way: a pet thought to be female is revealed to be male. Obviously, if that happens, it isn't likely to involve [[MisterSeahorse a pregnancy]], but you may begin to suspect things are off if she goes for a very long stretch without having babies. [[note]] And that's not foolproof. She might have just not found or been near any potential mates, and she might also have been spayed. [[/note]] (And 'she' could of course be found out by getting ''another'' animal pregnant).

Can easily be TruthInTelevision for rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, as well as cats. There are very few coat patterns exclusive to male cats [[note]]Ginger usually being a good way to tell, and even then, female cats with ginger coats sometimes appear. Conversely, tricolor cats are nearly always female, with extremely rare exceptions.[[/note]], 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 he 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.



* {{Inverted|Trope}} in a Kellog's Raisin Bran Commercial. A man needs milk for his cereal and sees a cow in a nearby field. As he's walking out his housemates remark that it's not a cow it's a bull.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in a Kellog's Raisin Bran Commercial. A man needs milk for his cereal and sees a cow in a nearby field. As he's walking out his housemates remark that it's he's not a cow it's he's a bull.



* Later, she names three of the kittens Molly, Holly and Polly, but it turns out they are toms, and "Polly" gets renamed Ollie.

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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.Ollie. [[note]] It's funny too, if you know that a female cat is called a molly. So "Tom" was a molly and "Molly" was a tom. [[/note]]



* In ''Literature/DelilahDarlingIsInTHeClassroom'', Delilah babysits the hamsters Polly and Dolly, but they have babies as it turns out Polly was actually a Wally.

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* In ''Literature/DelilahDarlingIsInTHeClassroom'', ''Literature/DelilahDarlingIsInTheClassroom'', Delilah babysits the hamsters Polly and Dolly, but they have babies as it turns out Polly was actually a Wally.Wally and Wally and Dolly have eleven babies.



* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' had a rabbit which the boys assumed was male, but June was able to tell at first glance that it was a pregnant female.
* I know this happened in ''Series/TakinOverTheAsylum'', a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Scotland]] six-episode drama. I can't remember the details exactly, but one of the characters, a mental patient named Francine, vehemently believed the hospital cat was just a fat male until "he" had kittens. (This realization leads to Francine's breakdown, but that's another story).

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* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' had a rabbit which the boys assumed was male, but June was able to tell at first glance that it she was a pregnant female.
* I know this This happened in ''Series/TakinOverTheAsylum'', a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Scotland]] six-episode drama. I can't remember the details exactly, but one of the characters, a mental patient named Francine, vehemently believed the hospital cat was just a fat male until "he" had kittens. (This realization leads to Francine's breakdown, but that's another story).



* 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'': While Martha didn't get pregnant, she does tell a story of a time when a woman said "Here, boy" to her and she thought "Hello, I'm a girl dog".
* In ''WesternAmimation/MillyMolly'', Brian the mouse has a DisneyDeath ads as he is thought to have been eaten by Marmalade the cat. He is temporarily replaced by another mouse, who is thought to be "another Brian" but turns out to be a female named Brioni and they have babies.babies.
** Zigzagged in the episode "Beaky". Milly and her family look after a duck named "Beaky" and call Beaky a "he", and then when they release Beaky in the park, s/he and his/her friend (who later became a mate) have had ducklings. The humans assume that Beaky's the mother and they mistook the sex, however, s/he could be the father.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', [=SpongeBob=] adopts a worm whom he names Mr. Wormsley, but then it turns out it's pregnant. [=SpongeBob=] spends the rest of the episode trying to find someone to adopt the baby worms.
* One classic ''Comicstrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon had his four nephews adopting a horse (rejected "4F" by the Army), and trying to sneak it into the house. When it looks like Popeye has got past them, and the kids are crying because they're going to lose their pet ... Popeye comes back and says, "Well, kids, I guess we'll have to keep '''her''' now." Cut to closing shot of family around dinner table ... and somehow there are four baby colts, one for each nephew.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', [=SpongeBob=] adopts a worm whom he names Mr. Wormsley, but then it turns out it's she's pregnant. [=SpongeBob=] spends the rest of the episode trying to find someone to adopt the baby worms.
* One classic ''Comicstrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon had his four nephews adopting a horse (rejected "4F" by the Army), and trying to sneak it her into the house. When it looks like Popeye has got past them, and the kids are crying because they're going to lose their pet ... Popeye comes back and says, "Well, kids, I guess we'll have to keep '''her''' now." Cut to closing shot of family around dinner table ... and somehow there are four baby colts, one for each nephew.



* In a story from ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'', Lola brought home the class guinea pig, who was called Bert. Lola insisted that Bert was a female guinea pig, even though everyone else insisted it was male. At the end of the story, Bert had guinea piglets. This story was also adapted for a book release.

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* In a story from ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'', Lola brought home the class guinea pig, who was called Bert. Lola insisted that Bert was a female guinea pig, even though everyone else insisted it she was male. At the end of the story, Bert had guinea piglets. This story was also adapted for a book release.
10th Jul '17 9:36:13 AM angie710
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* ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' has a terrier mix named King. It's revealed in passing that "King" is really a "Queen," so presumably this trope came into play [[NoodleIncident at some point]].
21st Jun '17 4:00:16 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Clementine}} Clementine and the Family Meeting]]'', Clementine and her whole science class are doing projects with rats. She is partnered with Waylon and they have a rat named 18 whom they've been feeding snacks as a test to whether it will help him learn better. He grows bigger and bigger and they think it's the snacks causing it. Later, he goes missing and when they find him, they find that "he" has had babies and is actually a mother rat.
17th May '17 4:03:49 PM Shadoboy
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** In another episode, Cow starts playing with an imaginary dog named Kevin, but she loses him and goes out to search for him. When she returns she tells them that she gave him to a sad and lonely imaginary man who needed Kevin more than him... and then the bell rings. It's the imaginary man, who informs the family that Kevin gave birth and wanted to show them to the family... and then it's bizarrely subverted as the imaginary man says that the weirdest part is that Kevin ''is'' a boy.

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** In another episode, Cow starts playing with an imaginary dog named Kevin, but she loses him and goes out to search for him. When she returns she tells them that she gave him to a sad and lonely imaginary man who needed Kevin more than him... and then the bell rings. It's the imaginary man, who informs the family everyone that Kevin gave birth and wanted to show them the puppies to the family... and then it's bizarrely subverted as the imaginary man says that the weirdest part is that [[MisterSeahorse Kevin ''is'' is a boy.boy]].
17th May '17 3:59:52 PM Shadoboy
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** This may be justified in later seasons when we learn Gunter is actually [[spoilers: The contained form of an EldritchAbomination whose real name is Orgalorg]].

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** This may be justified in later seasons when we learn Gunter is actually [[spoilers: [[spoiler: The contained form of an EldritchAbomination whose real name is Orgalorg]].
17th May '17 3:59:27 PM Shadoboy
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' either plays this straight or subverts it: the Ice King brings his main penguin, Gunter, to the hospital, and the two return later with an egg. A shocked Jake yells "Gunter's a woman?!" and the Ice King replies that [[MisterSeahorse no, of course he's not]]...then [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar looks at the area between his legs]] before shrugging the question aside. Gunter continues to be called male in all future appearances.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' either plays this straight or subverts it: the Ice King brings his main penguin, Gunter, to the hospital, and the two return later with an egg. A shocked Jake yells "Gunter's a woman?!" and the Ice King replies that [[MisterSeahorse no, of course he's not]]...then [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar looks at the area between his legs]] before shrugging the question aside. Gunter continues to be called male in all future appearances. To make things weirder, a kitten hatches from the egg.
** This may be justified in later seasons when we learn Gunter is actually [[spoilers: The contained form of an EldritchAbomination whose real name is Orgalorg]].
17th May '17 3:54:34 PM Shadoboy
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** In another episode, Cow starts playing with an imaginary dog named Kevin, but she loses him and goes out to search for him. When she returns she tells them that she gave him to a sad and lonely imaginary man who needed Kevin more than him... and then the bell rings. It's the imaginary man, who informs the family that Kevin gave birth and wanted to show them to the family... and then it's bizarrely subverted as the imaginary man says that the weirdest part is that Kevin ''is'' a boy.
17th May '17 3:44:26 PM Shadoboy
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* The [[Creator/RobertWestall]] book ''Blitzcat'' stars a female cat named "Lord Gort". It's explained that they thought she was a male, but by the time they find out she was used to answer to that name, so they kept it.

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* The [[Creator/RobertWestall]] Creator/RobertWestall book ''Blitzcat'' stars a female cat named "Lord Gort". It's explained that they thought she was a male, but by the time they find out the truth, she was used to answer to that name, so they kept it.
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