Momma Swan & her 'swanling' The male swan (the cob) helps the female (pen) look after their babies, (cygnets, derived from the Latin word for swan, "cygnus") until they are a year old. The young don't spend more than one day in the nest once they hatch.
Swan baby: Mom, why aren't we white like you? ^Swan baby: we are going to read the ugly duckling in class mom. Is it a good book? ^Swan: well ^Swan baby: mom why do you not talk so much? ^Swan: I wonder why.