Friday, February 19, 2010

Rocky & Pee Wee: Color us clever!

Thanks to Mek Logan who sent in this link to an article in Science Daily: Chickens 'One-Up' Humans in Ability to See Color

Editor's note: To answer Mek's question about whether I have observed any odd chicken behavior related to color: I have noticed that manufacturers of the smaller chicken feeders and drinkers are prone to using the color red for the base. I always presumed that this made it easier for them to spot it from far off and recognize it for what it is. The thing that has struck me about their ability to identify colors is how they know exactly when a tomato is ripe and manage to snatch it before we get to it. Now I know their secret.

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