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Locus An locus
Genetic symbol An
Common name Anthracite
Inheritance Autosomal dominant
Mutation type Modifier

Anthracite is an allele at the An locus. This mutation is dominant to wild type.



Anthracite is an autosomal dominant mutation. This means that only one parent of either sex needs to carry the mutant gene for it to express in the next generation. Unless it is hidden by another modifier, a pigeon not expressing this trait will not pass it onto its children.


See also

Drizzle - a similar trait that may be the same mutation as anthracite.

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