Allelism of Crested Traits in Columba livia and Streptopelia risoria

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Allelism of Crested Traits in Columba livia and Streptopelia risoria

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Paper by Dr. W J Miller, Ph.D., Dr. J R Demro, D.D.S.

Abstract;Dr. Miller proposed a project of mating a Pigeon (Columba Livia) and a Ring Neck Dove (Streptopelia Risoria), both with the trait of a crest of feathers at the back of the head. In pigeons there are point crest and different degrees of shell crest. In ring neck doves there is only the point crest. In this study only point crested pigeons were used.Under classic genetics if the two species produced a hybrid young with the trait of a crested bird and the trait is autosomal recessive in both species then it is assumed that the genes that produce that trait in each species are alleles to one another.

Full paper here:
https://pigeonresearch.org/files/origin ... b0eb90.pdf
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