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Mummy’s boys: sex differential maternal-offspring bonds in semi-feral horses

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Behaviour 149 (2012) 251–274 brill.nl/beh Mummy’s boys: sex differential maternal–offspring bonds in semi-feral horses Christina R. Stanley a , b , ∗ and Susanne Shultz b a Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK b Institute of Cultural and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK * Corresponding author’s e-mail address: C.R.Stanley@2010.ljmu.ac.uk Accepted 8 March 2012 Abstract In polygynous species with high reproductive skew in males, mothers often show differential in- vestment between sons and daughters. Although consistent sex differential investment has not been found by previous studies in horses, maternal investment beyond weaning has often been overlooked. We investigated

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