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Previous research on the Assateague horses found that high-ranking females had more surviving offspring than low-ranking females. Variance in reproductive success may be the result of a variety of proximate processes that affect sexual behavior such as mate choice and mate competition. A study was...

Powell, D. M.
Springer-Verlag Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Journal of Ethology, 2008, 26, 1, pp 137-144

The behaviour, body condition, parasite load and reproductive success of 7 multistallion and 12 single-stallion bands from the Kaimanawa feral horse (Equus caballus) population was recorded from August 1994 to March 1997. Mares were categorized as being loyal to a single stallion (SS) or a...

Linklater, W. L.; Cameron, E. Z.; Minot, E. O.; Stafford, K. J.
Animal Behaviour, 1999, 58, 2, pp 295-306