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bp0004rdr20 | Male Function and Fertility | REDR1998

Sexual behaviour of rams: male orientation and its endocrine correlates

Resko JA , Perkins A , Roselli CE , Stellflug JN , Stormshak FK

The components of heterosexual behaviour in rams are reviewed as a basis for understanding partner preference behaviour. A small percentage of rams will not mate with oestrous females and if given a choice will display courtship behaviour towards another ram in preference to a female. Some of the endocrine profiles of these male-oriented rams differ from those of heterosexual controls. These differences include reduced serum concentrations of testosterone, oestradiol and oestr...