Why do bullfighters have a red cape?

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Stan

Why do bullfighters have a red cape?

Post by Stan » Fri May 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Why do bullfighters have a red cape?

Absolom

Re: Why do bullfighters have a red cape?

Post by Absolom » Fri May 18, 2018 5:46 pm

Because that is the only color that the bull sees.

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It's traditional. Cattle are color blind. It is the motion of the cape that gets the bull's attention, not the color. A black or blue cape would work just as well. Ref: http://www.vet.utk.edu/research/olac/pdf/Cattle_BasicCare.pdf

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