OMIA 000100-9031 : Baldness, congenital in Gallus gallus

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Z-linked recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific name: Supraorbital featherless areas (Hutt, 1932)

Species-specific symbol: ba

History: This disorder was first described by Hutt (1932).

Inheritance: Hutt (1932) provided evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance, but Somes (1989) provided substantial evidence for Z-linked recessive inheritance (with some exceptions).


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
1989 Somes, R.G. :
Hereditary Congenital Baldness - A Sex-Linked Trait in the Domestic Fowl Journal of Heredity 80:493-496, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2614064.
1970 Somes, R.G. :
Congenital baldness, a sex linked trait in the domestic fowl Poultry Science 49:1440 only, 1970.
1932 Hutt, F.B. :
Eight new mutations in the domestic fowl Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of Genetics, Ithaca, New York. 2:96-97, 1932.

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