Can chickens see color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by perfectly-polish, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. perfectly-polish

    perfectly-polish New Egg

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    I was wondering if chickens can see color. I know some animals are colorblind, but are chickens?

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  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.
     
  3. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My finger nails are red and the girls thing they are something yummy to taste.

    My neighbor said a piece of pink something was in his brooder box and all the babies played "keep away" until they tore it to shreds... SMILE!

    From other posts I read, they can see colors and like the color red and pink...
     
  4. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely, chickens can see in color.
     
  5. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    One of the basic exercises when your learning clicker training is to teach a chicken to to indicate colour for you, so yes they must see in colour. We spent a day at a horse training clinic doing this, it's a good way to get the basics of the timing of the click down pat before moving on to more complex behaviors.
     
  6. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Chickens do see in color, like mentioned above it's even in a training exercise.
     
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes. mine love red stuff!!
     
  8. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds have excellent eyesight in daylight but can't see well in the dark. This is because they have more cones in their retinas. Cats have more rods and so don't see colour but can see in poor light.
     
  9. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this much, mine don't like the color white. They avoid snow at all costs.[​IMG]
     

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