Reproductive behaviour of captive white-tailed deer

  title={Reproductive behaviour of captive white-tailed deer},
  author={Randall John Warren and Ralph Vogelsang and R. L. Kirkpatrick and Patrick F. Scanlon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract Observations on reproductive behaviour of captive yearling white-tailed deer (20 female and three male Odocoileus virginianus) were made from 5 November 1974 to 2 January 1975. Females were introduced individually into a 3.65 × 7.30-m pen with one of the males for a period of 5 min every day. Sexually receptive females were left with the males for longer periods, during which behavioural observations were recorded. Typical behaviour of males when a female entered the pen was to nose… Expand
Patterns of Social Grooming in Adult White-tailed Deer
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Copulatory pattern and behavior in a semi-captive population of Eld's deer
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Embryo transfer in the White-tailed deer: A reproductive model for endangered deer species of the world.
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Putative chemical signals from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Urinary and vaginal mucus volatiles excreted by females during breeding season
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Sexual Behavior and Intersexual Strategies in American Bison
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Serum and urinary levels of reproductive hormones associated with the estrous cycle in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
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Effectiveness, reversibility, and serum antibody titers associated with immunocontraception in captive white-tailed deer
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Rutting behaviour in a barren-ground caribou population.
  • P. Lent
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal behaviour
  • 1965
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Plasma Progestins and Puberty in Fawns as Influenced by Energy and Protein
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