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#116821 - 09/19/17 06:02 AM Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken
KazJaps Offline
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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/

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#116827 - 09/23/17 07:38 PM Re: Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken [Re: KazJaps]
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Thanks for sharing

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#116828 - 09/24/17 07:00 AM Re: Sex-linked tail-less Hongshan chicken [Re: Smooth Mule]
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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.
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