Streptopelia risoria, ring neck doves, down feathers, silky plumage, blond, white, rosy, ivory, pied, albmo
The ring neck dove, Streptopelia risoria (Goodwin, 1970), has six color mutations - blond, white, rosy, ivory, pied, and albino- and the structural mutation silky plumage. Down from squabs with these mutant phenotypes was compared with down of wild-type squabs. Down pigmentation, texture, length, and diameter were examined microscopically. This paper describes the effects of the mutations on the down, and how they relate to the effects of the mutations on the adult plumage. A complete description of wild-type down as determined microscopically is also included.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Brooks, Paula M.
"Effects of Silky and Color Mutations on Structure and Color of Down Feathers in Ring Neck Doves,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 85:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol85/iss2/6