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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Streptopelia risoria, ring neck doves, down feathers, silky plumage, blond, white, rosy, ivory, pied, albmo

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

June 1978

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

85

Issue

2

First Page

66

Last Page

69

Copyright

© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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