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The effects of Ascaridia galli infection on the morphology and behaviour of adult female red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) were investigated. Infected hens had lower body weight, smaller combs and lower social rank than uninfected birds. The infection status of females did not affect mate choice.

Zuk, M.; Kim, T.; Robinson, S. I.; Johnsen, T. S.
Animal Behaviour, 1998, 56, 2, pp 493-499