publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Traits and behaviour affecting social status in red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) hens

Lindblom, Emelie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Social status is commonly established among individuals within groups of animals. Despite this common characteristic of social animals it is still unclear how individuals establish their status. I investigated the relationships between morphology, posture and behaviours with social status in red junglefowl hens. The hens tested were measured (weight, comb length, comb height and tarsus length) and exposed to three different behavioural tests (novel arena, novel object and interaction test). None of the morphological features were associated with social status. However, dominant hens initiated the first encounter in a dyad interaction and performed a higher propo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bird; Dominance; Aggression; Exploration; Morphology
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