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Re: There's hope!


LOL - give me substance over flash any day!!

On 4/21/06, Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com> wrote:
>
> http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/420/2
>
> First paragraph of the article:
>
> Despair Not, Frumpy Guys
>
> By Julie Rehmeyer
> ScienceNOW Daily News
> 20 April 2006
>
> Always going after the attractive guy can have its downsides. Female birds
> gravitate toward flashy fellows, for example, but if they always picked
> mates with the same showy traits, the population would eventually become
> inbred. A new study of wild finches suggests a solution to the puzzle:
> All the males with showy feathers get paired in the spring. In the summer,
> still-single females fly far from home, where they settle for males with
> more subdued plumage and thereby contribute to the genetic diversity of
> the population.
>
> Chris
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