In many species of birds, the male uses his colorful feathers in an elaborate display of courtship, such as dancing, brushing the female's face with his feathers, or decorating his nest. Some animals, such as the seahors... More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction

To learn about animal mating, visit scientific and educational websites such as and Both websites contain reading materials that provide more information about various animals and their mating b... More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction

When donkeys and horses mate, their offspring are hybrids. The most common horse-donkey hybrid is the mule, an animal whose mother is a horse and whose father is a donkey. When the hybrid's father is a horse and its moth... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

During the mating season, the male peacocks use their colorful feathers to attract the female peahens. The males use their feathers to form a large train that is then maneuvered in courtship displays. The peahens choose ... More »

Penguins mate differently depending on the breed, but all penguins mate by following courtship rituals that use their senses of sight and sound as well as a nest site made by the male to attract a partner. Penguins becom... More »

While the number varies by species, sea turtles lay between 50 and 200 eggs in each nest and build three to seven nests each mating season. In eastern Florida, sea turtles lay 150,000 pounds of eggs, each about the size ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

An owl has a large head, often topped with ear tufts or display feathers, and a flat face, called a facial disc. Because they are birds of prey, owls have sharp claws and beaks that curve downward, enabling them to effec... More »