Feral goat social organization: A review and comparative analysis

O'Brien P.H. (1988) Feral goat social organization: A review and comparative analysis. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 21 3: 209-221. doi:10.1016/0168-1591(88)90110-4


Author O'Brien P.H.
Title Feral goat social organization: A review and comparative analysis
Journal name Applied Animal Behaviour Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0168-1591
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0168-1591(88)90110-4
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 221
Total pages 13
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
3400 Veterinary
Abstract Measurements indexing the mating system, home range, peri-parturient behaviour, and group size and composition of feral goats were used to compare studied populations. Geographically diverse populations were similar in most behavioural characteristics and their social systems had similar structures. However, post-partum behaviour and mating systems showed both quantitative and qualitative differences between populations. These similarities and differences are discussed in relation to the diverse selection history of feral goats. It is postulated that selective changes occurring during domestication may contribute to the variability observed in post-partum behaviour and mating systems.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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