Effects of Testosterone Propionate and Pituitary‐adrenal Hormones on the Social Behaviour of Male Ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos L.) in two Test Situations

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Abstract

This experiment was designed to study in male ducklings the behavioural influence of testosterone propionate (= TP) injections, combined with pituitary‐adrenal hormones administration, in two test situations: in groups of birds from the same residence cage or from visually isolated cages. It appears from the results that TP administration increased sexual but not aggressive behaviour, while pituitary‐adrenal hormones induced very few effects. The responses of the birds were however modulated to a large extent by the type of test situation. 1979 Blackwell Verlag GmbH

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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