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and what else can I do? January 13, 2007

Posted by ash in Uncategorized.
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Observing the behavior of individual fowl in a henhouse, we note that birds lower in rank are pecked by, and give way to, birds of higher rank. In an ideal case, there exists a linear order of rank with a top hen who pecks all the others. Those in the middle ranks peck those below them but respect all the hens above them. At the bottom there is a drudge who has to take it from everyone.

(Adolf Remane, Vertebrates and Their Ways)

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1. alix - January 15, 2007

how to classify the ranks? by what? feather colour?
never liked birds.


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