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Locus e locus
Genetic symbol eE
Common name Ember
Inheritance Autosomal recessive
Mutation type Colour modifier
History Discovered in feral pigeons

Ember is an allele at the e locus. This mutation is recessive to wild type but dominant over recessive red.


Pigeons which are either homozygous ember or heterozygous ember and heterozygous recessive red begin life with the appearance of standard recessive red birds, however as they moult their colouration reverts toward wild type with a sheen of bronze or "glowing ember".


Ember was discovered in a population feral pigeons by Larry Long.