Female mate choice and male behaviour in domestic fowl

@article{Leonard1998FemaleMC,
  title={Female mate choice and male behaviour in domestic fowl},
  author={Marty L. Leonard and Liana Y. Zanette},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={56},
  pages={1099-1105}
}
The purpose of this study was to use paired choice tests to examine mate selection by female domestic chickens, Gallus gallus domesticus. We examined five behavioural and six morphological traits of 34 pairs of males to determine which male features influenced female mate choice. The frequency of a behavioural display known as wingflapping was the only variable that differed significantly between males that were chosen and males that were not. Within trials, females selected males with the… 

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