Red junglefowl have individual body odors.

  title={Red junglefowl have individual body odors.},
  author={Anna-Carin Karlsson and P. V. Jensen and Mathias Elgland and Katriann Laur and Timmy Fyrner and Peter Konradsson and Matthias Laska},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={213 Pt 10},
Olfaction may play an important role in regulating bird behavior, and has been suggested to be involved in feather-pecking. We investigated possible differences in the body odors of red junglefowl females by using an automated olfactometer which assessed the ability of trained mice to discriminate between the odors of uropygial gland secretions (the main carrier of potential individual odors in chickens) of six feather-pecked and six non-pecked birds. All mice were clearly able to discriminate… CONTINUE READING

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