Features of the early juvenile development predict competitive performance in male European rabbits.


The outcome of an intra-specific aggressive encounter between two competitors is frequently influenced by differences in individual characteristics. Apart from differences in adult body condition, aspects of the early juvenile development, which are commonly found to influence traits during later life, may be of particular importance. In an observational… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2009.04.005