International Scholarly Research Notices / 2011 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Stallion Mate Choice and Mare Sexual Behaviour in a Herd of Sorraia Horses (Equus caballus)

Table 5

Influence of mare age, rank, and kinship on sexual behaviour patterns, as assessed by the Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.

Simultaneous oestrus frequencyTotal oestrus frequencyTotal successSuccess in oestrusOestrus discriminationReceptivity

2003 𝑁 = 8 𝑁 = 8 𝑁 = 9 𝑁 = 8 𝑁 = 8 𝑁 = 8
Age0.69*0.52βˆ’0.16βˆ’0.070.24βˆ’0.33
Rank0.69*0.52βˆ’0.12βˆ’0.070.24βˆ’0.33
Kinship0.160.06βˆ’0.03βˆ’0.290.17βˆ’0.51

2005 𝑁 = 9 𝑁 = 1 0 𝑁 = 1 0 𝑁 = 1 0 𝑁 = 1 0 𝑁 = 1 0
Age0.230.26βˆ’0.32βˆ’0.33βˆ’0.13βˆ’0.09
Rank0.380.39βˆ’0.14βˆ’0.14βˆ’0.53βˆ’0.17
Kinship0.190.410.460.39βˆ’0.300.33

* 𝑃 < . 0 5 .