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Do chickens see colors or black and white?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by E.G.Glayer, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Does anyone know if chickens see colors or just black and white?
     
  2. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They must see in color becuase they sure did like my ripe tomatoes last summer. [​IMG]
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I've read somewhere that they can see red...which is why they like tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries and each other's blood...
    Someone did research and found out that Leghorns can see in colour. I don't remember if they tried it with other breeds.
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interestingg!
     
  5. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for "they see colors". How else can they see those itty bitty things in the dirt when I'm working in the garden and they just about take off my fingers to get to whatever it is.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Pretty much all birds, chickens included, have good, full color vision, pretty much just like us.

    Google will confirm this for you [​IMG]


    Pat
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    if they did not see in color there would be no point in the males being so colorful to attract the ladies.
     
  8. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That makes good sense.

    Did you know that there eyeball is bigger than their brain?
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Go to www.youtube.com and search for "chicken clicker training". It shows a chicken being trained to peck at certain colors to get a reward.
     
  10. bobbo

    bobbo New Egg

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    Birds see color, an example:

    when I deer hunt, I wear orange and the deer don't see it.

    When I turkey hunt, I have to wear full body camouflage with no orange or even exposed skin.

    Dogs see black and white, cats see some colors but built for night time hunting, ground hogs have bad vision and won't see you if you stand perfectly still.


    Some fun facts.
     

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