Do chickens see colors?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggyErin, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If so, anyone know which ones? Any studies been done?
     
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the infras and the ultras
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Exactly. [​IMG]
     
  7. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

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    Good to know - you learn something new every day. [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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!
     
  9. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they can see colors! My ripe strawberries disappeared! When I get a pedicure they go after my toes!
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes all birds see color, reason most male birds have bright color to attract the females......
     

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