Identity Crisis Among Ducks
January 12th, 2010
When speaking to a toddler, what are the defining attributes that make a cow a cow and make it possible to recognize them in their varied forms? The size? The four hooves? Horses have those. The attractive black and white patterning? Not all cows have that. See, it’s tricky.
Sometimes I think it’s a miracle that we ever figure it out. Take ducks, for example. They’re everywhere in kid books and toys and products, but honestly, why would you ever assume that these things are the same species?