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Genetic studies in poultry

X. Cream pulmage


A type of plumage hitherto unrecorded in this country is described, viz. ‘cream’, which behaves as a simple recessive to gold. Silver, gold and cream do not constitute an allelomorphic series in the sex chromosome, but the three types of plumage depend upon two allelomorphic pairs of which one is located in the sex chromosome and the other in an autosome. The possible nature of these two pairs is discussed in the text.

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Punnett, R.C. Genetic studies in poultry. Journ. of Genetics 48, 327–332 (1948).

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  • Cream Basis
  • Brown Stripe
  • Normal Gold
  • Barf
  • Wing Covert