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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Oct 6, 2008.
It came up yesterday and I didn't know. Can they see color?
I know they see red! Go in with sandles and red toe polish and see what happens!
Yes, they can see color. Many chicken experiments involve the chicken choosing a target of a certain color over targets of different colors in the same shade (so one can't argue that they see it in shades of gray).
I have a red hoodie I wear sometimes in the morning and my Roo loves it. He dances and a bit more wildly. So I would say yes and he he likes me to wear red.
yep, they see colors and birds see ultraviolet colors too!
They must see color, my chickens go wild over red grapes, could care less for green grapes.
I read somewhere that birds have 4 rods (or is it cones, whichever it is that preceives color). Humans only have 3. Maybe can see more different colors than we do?
I agree with everyone else. They must see color. When I walk up to the run with my little red bucket of water or treats, they go nutty.
Well isn't all this interesting! Chickens potentially see color BETTER than we do. If they can see unltraviolet I wonder if they can see infrared as well?
The cones in our eyes respond to the three lighting primary colors- Red Green Blue. I wonder what the fourth cone in chicken eyes responds to. That'd be interesting to know.
Sterling Acres- Have you tried switching the bucket to one of a different color? I wonder if it's the bucket they associate with treats or the color?
Our treat tray is red and boy oh boy do they see that!!!