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Ewes prefer to mate with submissive rams when given a choice

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When feminine sheep get the choice, they’d relatively mate with a subordinate male than a dominant one.

Dominant rams normally mate with ewes far more usually than lower-ranking rams do. But they’ll actually run out of sperm from mating a lot in a quick time frame.

And in the event that they fathered all of the lambs in a flock of sheep (Ovis aries), the group would have much less genetic range, which may lead to malformations and inheritable illnesses. So ewes, which typically mate with a number of males when they’re …

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