Is it true that the bull hates the red color, and why?

@gengeni (3308)
Indonesia
January 9, 2011 11:41pm CST
Why matador always use a red cloth as a tool for action against the bull? What causes a bull disturbed? Does red bull really make angry?
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@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 11
Basically the bull is color blind. The color red in the eyes of the bull will look into gray. (that's according to the vet.) If a rampaging bull butting red cloth, it is because intuition / instincts of the animal itself. He will attack anything moving in front of him. So do not be a red cloth. any color as long as shaken in front of the bull would be attacked as well. Then why matador uses a red cloth? That's because the culture of Spain who think red is a symbol of courage. So the matador would look so brave & manly. & it was the tradition of the matador uses a red cloth.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
13 Jan 11
hi, i think because red is more attractive color, or very strong and anger color. or bulls annoyed if they seen a red color.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Jan 11
Well reading what other people have said has reminded me that yes I have heard that a bull is in fact color blind and so it doesn't matter what color the blanket is, only the motion that is used that makes the bull angry or aggravated. I don't think I could ever be a matador, but I imagine that the exhiliration / adrenaline rush is something!
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
buff color blind .. reason why the bull like mad ma red matador because the fabric was unfurled on the movements and movements made in such a way as to make fishing angry bull
@nakula2009 (2325)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Bull did not hate the color red; matador red used to look brave. Bull butting because matador waving his cloth. Experiment ever conducted, and the bull butting fabric with any color as long as the fabric was unfurled
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
10 Jan 11
according from my friend who just came back from where bull fighting came from, because it hids blood stains
@topffer (33792)
• France
10 Jan 11
A bull see everything in black and white, or more exactly in blue-green and white. A bull, like all grass-eating animals -- including rabbits -- do not see the red color. It sees only the muleta moving and it is already too much for it .
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
10 Jan 11
From what I understand, bulls are color blind. I think it's the motion of the cloth, rather than the color that disturbs them. I imagine the use of red is more for the people watching, because it makes it look more dramatic and it will give the audience more enjoyment. But, I think any color could be used and it would have the same effect on the bull.