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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggyErin, Sep 1, 2011.
If so, anyone know which ones? Any studies been done?
I can't remember where I saw the study...I know someone posted it on here!
But if I remember correctly, they can see an even greater spectrum than we can.
the infras and the ultras
Yes, like other birds, they can see colors, in fact they can even see ultraviolet which we can't. A lot of wild bird species have plumage with ultraviolet colors to attract mates. These colors we of course can't see.
Here is a starting point for you.
Then goto Google Scholar and run search using terms "color", "vision" and "poultry".
Then you tell us.
Good to know - you learn something new every day.
I didn't check the link, but I can tell you they can spot a ripe tomato amongst the foliage and green tomatos and attack it! Not touching the green stuff once. Sounds like seeing color to me!
I know they can see colors! My ripe strawberries disappeared! When I get a pedicure they go after my toes!
Yes all birds see color, reason most male birds have bright color to attract the females......