OMIA:001731-33616 : Tail feathers, number of in Gymnogyps californianus (California condor)

In other species: rock pigeon , chicken

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

History: The presence of 14 tail feathers rather than the usual 12 was first reported by Pryor and Ralls (2016).

Inheritance: Pryor and Ralls (2016) reported family data consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance of 14 tail feathers.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2017). OMIA:001731-33616: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2017 Pryor, D.L., Ralls, K. :
Fourteen tail feathers: An autosomal recessive trait in california condors (Gymnogyps californianus). Zoo Biol 36:1-4, 2017. Pubmed reference: 27862255. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21335.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 13 Jul 2017