Determinants and life-history consequences of social dominance in bighorn ewes

@article{Favre2008DeterminantsAL,
  title={Determinants and life-history consequences of social dominance in bighorn ewes},
  author={M. Favre and J G A Martin and Marco Festa-Bianchet},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={1373-1380}
}
Studies of social rank in female ungulates consistently suggest that dominance increases with age, perhaps because dyadic relationships are established early in life, when the older female is always larger than the younger one. This relationship then remains unchanged, even if for fully grown adults size and age are not correlated, suggesting that typically female ungulates normally gain little from being dominant. In contrast, social interactions among 64 marked known-age bighorn sheep ewes… CONTINUE READING

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