Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken

Posted by: KazJaps

Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken - 09/19/17 06:02 AM

A new 2017 paper on a sex-linked dominant rumpless mutation (reduced tail feathers only, not skeletal, oil gland present):

Wang, Qiong et al. A Novel Sex-Linked Mutant Affecting Tail Formation in Hongshan Chicken. Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 10079. PMC. Web. 19 Sept. 2017.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577132/

Hongshan chicken photos here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577132/figure/Fig1/
Posted by: Smooth Mule

Re: Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken - 09/23/17 07:38 PM

Thanks for sharing
Posted by: Hen-Gen

Re: Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken - 09/24/17 07:00 AM

Ditto.
I remember just a while ago a non- sex linked form of chocolate arising in a strain of Bantam Minorcas and yet it appears to have vanished. And wasn't there a different kind of blue that was not perpetuated. It's a shame when useful alleles are lost.