Female choice for morphological features of male ring-necked pheasants

@article{Mateos1995FemaleCF,
  title={Female choice for morphological features of male ring-necked pheasants},
  author={C. Pollo Mateos and Juan Carranza},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={737-748}
}
To elucidate the role of female choice in the evolutionary maintenance of some morphological features of male ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus, a series of experiments were performed with captive animals. Mate-choice trials were made with both live males and stuffed models. Stimuli males were manipulated in the length of the tail, the size, colour and presence of black points in the wattle, the length of the ear tufts, and the general brightness of the plumage. Tail length, length of… CONTINUE READING
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