Do animal nouns have genders? Yes you do get "cow" as generic for the species and the female. However (if this answer were frog) wouldn't that be second andsecond and third... If you catch my drift.
In a way, yes, and not all are as obvious as you might think. "Cavalo", for example, is "horse", but "cavala" is a kind of fish.
Logic dictates that I should go for branch because of the way the answer options are given
I group answers so it's easier when I want to add multiple possible answers. Their order means nothing beyond that.