Birds see color perfectly, way better than we do, as a general rule if a animal has bright coloration it sees color and it uses color in the reproduction aspect of its life.R y a n said:pheasants are color blind if I remember correctly
Your friends are silly to worry about color spooking them. The noise they make and their movement will scare them long before the recognize the color they are wearing.
From what I have always learned is that animals such as birds and fish use coloration to help select a mate. The way I understood it was that the most common pattern is a colorful male of the species. The bright contrast and color means a healthy, strong gened individual. The female instinct is to mate with that male to have better offspring. Sexual selection is what our college biology prof called it. The female of the species is dull and blends to protect the young. The males instinct is just to spread his DNA. Just think about how many hens a rooster will have in his harem! It makes sense!Bobm said:Birds see color perfectly, way better than we do, as a general rule if a animal has bright coloration it sees color and it uses color in the reproduction aspect of its life.
not sure about orange but when a rooster around here sees "yellow" (lab) he heads for the hills :lol:pintailtim said:have hunted with a few guys that won't wear any blaze orange because they think it will spook birds....what do you guys think? Do you wear orange or not?
Gooseguy hit the nail; whenever I post I try to duck down when the birds start flushing and it helps alot; otherwise they will flare if they spot you :beer:Gooseguy10 said:However, I think pheasants definitely spot the blaze orange posters are wearing. I have seen many roosters flare similar to waterfowl upon seeing blazed orange clad posters.
In any event, I still wear blaze orange whether I am walking or posting.