Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sheep, Ram or Goat?

Is the coming Chinese calendar year, the year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat?

This is a Ram?

Goat definitely

Ram again?

30 comments:

  1. it doesn't matter whether it's sheep, ram or goat because they are all one family!!! that's the beauty of the chinese tradition, be united and complete as one family.. :)

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    1. Really ah? In the wild, they can live together as one family, ah?

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  2. Every year tahun kambing we will have this debate but will never get the answer. Hehe.

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  3. Where's the sheep? LOL!!!

    Went to get my new bank notes and ang pao packets yesterday - nice friend of mine working at the bank reserved for me. On the packet this year - a ram.

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  4. We call it goat (yeong), but I notice there are a few names too, like ram and sheep.. Aeon gives red packets upon checking out, nice ram picture too..

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    1. Chinese uses one word yeong to cover all.

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  5. All three are called the same name in Chinese, 羊, so anything goes la..

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    1. But seldom hear them using Ewe or Lamb.

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  6. Sheep and ram is the same...you get mutton (adult sheep) and lamb (baby sheep) from them (sometimes wool too). Ram is just a male sheep with his 'balls' intact! :D Goat is a different animal (normally reared for milk). It seems the way to tell them apart is their tails...goats' tails point up, sheep tails hang down! :D

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    1. Wah, you sound like the expert on this. I thought mutton just refers to their meat.

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  7. I like the golden ram best, it has a very nice pose. Lol...Let it be the Golden Ram Year.

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    1. Very majestic pose. It could be an Ibex or mountain goat.

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  8. Between goat, ram and sheep, I think ram sounds nicer and more macho hah..hah...

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    1. Ram is male so the name also sounds macho to you. :D

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  9. i tink all 3 counts as 'yeong' in Chinese.....so i guess those are in the same type of animal, jst different species.

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    1. Yes, yeong covers all. Different genus as well.

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  10. Agree on your classification of the pics to ram, goat, ram. :) No sheep leh.

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    1. I think I may be wrong after reading:
      https://wildlife-nature.knoji.com/17-remarkable-goats-with-extremely-largelong-horns/
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      http://www.sheep101.info/

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  11. Gosh, there are all too cute! My bro is born in the year of goat :D

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  12. All in the same family, perhaps? :)

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  13. Oh ya I was just talking to my dad about this just now at dinner! :)

    I thought it's the Year of the Goat. Yang = goat while sheep is called "mei yang" and mountain goat is called "san yang" etc.

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    1. Guess they are not that specific about it.

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  14. Same family so sheep, ram or goat, they are the same. Haha.

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