An adult female horse is called a mare. Female horses under 4 years old are called fillies. In the context of breeding, a mare is referred to as the dam. Mares kept for breeding are typically called broodmares.
While adult male horses have different names depending on whether or not they have been castrated, female horses are rarely neutered, and, therefore, there are no distinctions made between an intact or a neutered female horse. Both male and female horses around 1 year of age are also referred to as yearlings, and newborn male and female horses are also referred to as foals.Learn More
A female sheep is called a ewe, and a young female is called a ewe lamb. A male sheep is called a ram, and a young male is called a ram lamb.Full Answer >
A female pig that has never had a litter of piglets is called a gilt, while a female pig that has had a little is called a sow.Full Answer >
A female donkey is called a "jenny" or "jennet." There is some speculation that the name "jenny" for a female donkey came about hundreds of years ago as a counterpart to the male donkey term, "jack." Both male and female donkeys are called "asses."Full Answer >
Prior to the age of four, female horses are called fillies, and from age four and up, they are called mares. Female horses can also be called yearlings when they are between one and two years old, or foals before they are a year old.Full Answer >