Data from: Social status and personality: stability in social state can promote consistency of behavioural responses

Anna Favati, Olof Leimar, Tommy Radesäter, Hanne Løvlie, T. Radesater & H. Lovlie
Stability of ‘state’ has been suggested as an underlying factor explaining behavioural stability and animal personality (i.e. variation among, and consistency within individuals in behavioural responses), but the possibility that stable social relationships represent such states remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the influence of social status on the expression and consistency of behaviours by experimentally changing social status between repeated personality assays. We used male domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus), a social species that forms...
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