What Makes Girl Goats Go Ga-Ga

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the University of Tokyo discovered that particular pheromone created from male goats head skin may smell repulsive to us, but the lady goats love it!

    It turns out lady goats go ga­ga over males'

     

    hairy stench!  This smell may be pretty repulsive to us humans but

     

    researchers at the University of Tokyo say that this particular

     

    pheromone activates the central reproductive axis in female goats.

     

     They found that this pheromone released by male goats' head skin has

     

    the power to turn­on a hormone in the female goats' brains that govern

     

    the reproductive endocrine system. They say that this new knowledge

     

    may one day help farmers to more precisely control the reproduction of

     

    their herds.  And they say that it's likely this type of pheromonal effect is

     

    present in other livestock and maybe even humans.