Grouping in Japanese quail. 1. Agonistic behavior during feeding.

  title={Grouping in Japanese quail. 1. Agonistic behavior during feeding.},
  author={Frank W. Edens and Steven J Bursian and Steven David Holladay},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={62 8},
Agonistic behavior in male Japanese quail, shown by aggressive pecking after feed restriction, was potentiated in unstable groups (a visitor bird moved to a new cage containing an unfamiliar resident each 24-hr period) but not in stable (a pair that was never changed once the birds were placed in cages) groups. The resident quail were more aggressive than either visitors or individuals of the stable groups. Ambivalent behavior (behavior characterized by an aggressive action followed immediately… CONTINUE READING