Visual cues used in the choice of mate by fowl and their potential importance for the breeder industry

  title={Visual cues used in the choice of mate by fowl and their potential importance for the breeder industry},
  author={E.K.M Jones and N. Prescott},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  pages={127 - 138}
  • E.K.M Jones, N. Prescott
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • World's Poultry Science Journal
  • Modern fowl breeder production has resulted in a wide disparity between the environment, mating behaviour and morphology of modern breeds in comparison with progenitor species. The environment is strictly controlled in most respects and dim lighting is maintained with luminaires that were originally designed for humans and that differ substantially in terms of intensity and colour balance from natural daylight. The elaborate mating displays observed in feral poultry and red jungle fowl rarely… CONTINUE READING
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