International Scholarly Research Notices / 2011 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

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

Table 6

Influence of proximity of mares to the stallion during oestrus on male mate choice, as assessed by the Spearmanโ€™s rank correlation coefficient.

Simultaneous oestrus frequencyTotal oestrus frequencyTotal successSuccess in oestrusOestrus discrimination

๐‘ = 9 ๐‘ = 1 0 ๐‘ = 1 0 ๐‘ = 1 0 ๐‘ = 1 0
Associateโˆ’0.48โˆ’0.280.280.260.34
Neighbourโˆ’0.56โˆ’0.630.140.150.82*
Approaches rโˆ’0.29โˆ’0.19โˆ’0.07โˆ’0.250.88*
Approaches gโˆ’0.31โˆ’0.300.190.200.44

r: received from the stallion, g: given to the stallion; * ๐‘ƒ < . 0 5 .