Mating in bighorn sheep: frequent male reproduction via a high-risk “unconventional” tactic

@article{Hogg1997MatingIB,
  title={Mating in bighorn sheep: frequent male reproduction via a high-risk “unconventional” tactic},
  author={John T. Hogg and Stephen H. Forbes},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={41},
  pages={33-48}
}
Abstract Rocky Mountain bighorn rams use three distinct tactics in competition for mates. Two tactics (tending and blocking) feature defense and cooperative mating over a relatively prolonged consort period (up to 3 days). In the coursing tactic, subordinate rams fight dominants for temporary copulatory access (lasting seconds) to defended ewes. By combining population-wide genetic (microsatellite) exclusion of paternity, behavioral data and a model of bighorn reproductive competition, we… Expand

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Abstract We conducted a study of the effects of horn sizes and trophy hunting on mating behavior and survival of rams in hunted and unhunted populations of Dall sheep (Ovis dalli), Rocky MountainExpand
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