Alliances and reproductive success in Camargue stallions.

  title={Alliances and reproductive success in Camargue stallions.},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  volume={57 3},
  • Feh
  • Published 1999 in Animal behaviour
A study of a herd of Camargue horses Equus caballus, showed that while the majority of high-ranking stallions held single-male harems, some sons of low-ranking mares, being low ranking themselves, formed alliances that could last a lifetime. The two stallions were each other's closest associate and preferential grooming partner. Alliances were based on coalitions in which either both partners confronted an intruder synchronously or the dominant of the pair tended the female(s) while the… CONTINUE READING